Alison Creal

What did you do before LEAD?
Special Education teacher at Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, MO.

Why did you choose LEAD?
The instructional program offered and the opportunity for a new adventure.

What are you most looking forward to at LEAD?
Meeting the students.

A little about me; I have two dogs, a miniature dachshund (Coco) and a German short-haired pointer mix. 
I am married to Jim Creal for 24 years now.  I still live in St. Joseph which is my hometown but have lived in Kansas City before.  I have several nieces and nephews and I value my friends and family very much.  I have a brother and a sister (I'm in the middle).

 love decorating inside and outside.  I like to eat out and also eat home cooked meals and love to shop for just about anything.   I like reading in my spare time and traveling.  I plan to go back to Great Britain late spring.  I enjoy watching movies, especially scary (not gory) ones.  I worked in the restaurant industry for about 15 to 20 years off an on and I love to meet people.  I like listening to music from the '80's, especially the "hair bands"! 

I'm nervous and anxious, but really excited about being at LEAD this year.