Hi, my name is Alison Newkirk. I adore first graders! This is my 13th year teaching 1st grade. I received my bachelors degree in Sociology from Utah State University and a master's degree in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix. My husband and I live in Grantsville, Utah. We have four children, two grandchildren and two dogs. When we aren't busy with cheer competitions and cheering on the USU Aggies, we enjoy fishing, camping, four wheeling and cooking as a family.