Welcome to Mrs. Allison's Page!

Hello!  My name is Danae Allison and I am the school psychologist at Houghton Elementary.  I am currently in my eleventh year of working at Houghton Elementary and I have enjoyed every minute of it!  I am incredibly lucky to work with such a wonderful and giving staff as well as amazing, bright, and kind-hearted students.  I especially love watching the students grow not only physically but also mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, and socially throughout the school year and throughout their school career.  Although I haven't mastered all of the students' names, I am lucky enough to know almost all of the students by face and try my best to learn more and more names each and every day.  I am delighted to walk down the hallway and have students recognize me and accept me as part of the group of respected, welcomed, and safe adults at Houghton Elementary School.  

Over the course of the school year, I play a number of different roles when working with students, staff, and parents. My three main responsibilities as a school psychologist are counseling students in need, assessing students for special education eligibility, and providing behavioral support to students.  In each of these roles, I work closely with the staff and parents in order to ensure that all children feel safe and comfortable within our school walls.  I also work with many different students for a variety of reasons, some of whom I work with on an individual basis and some of whom I work with in small groups.  I also work with all students in their classrooms to teach about the concepts of respect, kindness, acceptance of differences, and anti-bullying.  

Feel free to take the time to look through the different sections of my website in order to access different resources and to learn about the lessons taught to all students through my school-wide trainings.  I would like to leave you with two of my favorite quote that describes how I strive to live and what I try to instill in each child that I work with at Houghton Elementary.  

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? 
Actually, who are you not to be? 
Your playing small does not serve the world. 
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking 
so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 
We are all meant to shine, as children do. 
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. 
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously 
give other people permission to do the same. 
As we are liberated from our own fear, 
our presence automatically liberates others."

~ Marianne Williamson

"...And, let us remember this:
Whatever it is we believe we can do or dream we can do,
we can begin it today.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
So let us be bold in our living and in our loving,
bold in our giving and in our forgiving
So that the world awaited might become more nearly the world attained."

~ Bruce Southworth