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Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome alumna Allison Carnes as first grade teacher.

Carnes earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and psychology from Gordon College. Born and raised in New Jersey, she attended Eastern Christian from Pre-K through 12th grade, graduating in 2009.  

Tell us about yourself

After graduating from Gordon College, I lived in Massachusetts and worked as a curriculum coordinator for an after-school program and a pre-k teacher at Bright Horizons. I then moved to Arizona, where I lived and worked for 8 years in Title 1 public schools, where I gained experience teaching a variety of grades, including first grade for 6 years. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, traveling, baking and being outdoors with my dog, Zinnia. 

Tell us the story of how God brought you to EC

In July, I moved back to New Jersey to be closer to family and to join the EC family as a first grade teacher. I am so excited to return to the EC community as a teacher. I love teaching reading and science and I look forward to sharing that with my students and hope that they leave first grade with a love of learning as well. I also look forward to creating a class family each year with my students. 

What sets EC apart? 

It is so meaningful that we will start the year together already sharing a love of God and working together to integrate our faith into all parts of our day.

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