Adele teacher nominated as educator of the year
Amee Alioto alone in Adele Harrison’s dance studio.
nomination for the California League of Middle School’s Educator of the Year award in Region 1. At Adele, Alioto teaches resource program math for grades 7 and 8, two sections of learning lab for eighth graders and a dance class open to all grades.
Alioto, who first started teaching in Sonoma in 2000, is a graduate of the Sonoma Valley schools (Prestwood, Altimira and Sonoma Valley High), and received a degree in human development from Sonoma State University, along with her multiple subject teaching and education specialist credentials.
According to Adele principal Karla Conroy, Alito is a middle-school icon. “Amee’s instruction, her actions and her talents epitomize everything about a great middle-school teacher. She has a gift for bringing together the child, family and staff with the ultimate goal of student success.”
Her colleagues describe Alioto as a leader at Adele, who has taken on numerous key roles over the past 12 years of her career, including department chair, advisory committee member, musical co-director and Best First Instruction lead educator.
Alioto is currently serving on Adele’s faculty leadership and is an instrumental member of the advisory committee, planning and implementing advisory and student-led conference lessons for the entire student body. Her classroom is often visited by teachers as a model for Best First Instruction.