Allie Welch

Allie is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a 2017 Fisher Fellow, working to open an elementary school in San Francisco. This past school year, Allie had a role on Teach For America’s San Francisco team as a community coach for first and second-year corps members who were teaching in traditional public and charter schools throughout the city. Prior to joining Teach For America staff, Allie taught and led in Richmond, California. She started her career in education as a Teach For America Bay Area corps member, teaching at a traditional public elementary school in Richmond. After teaching 2nd grade for two years at her placement school, she started teaching at Richmond College Prep, a public K-6 charter school on the same city block. During her fourth year of teaching, Allie also participated in New Leaders’ Emerging Leaders program, leading the third-grade team at the school. She then matriculated into New Leaders’ Aspiring Principals Program the year after. She had the incredible opportunity to stay at Richmond College Prep for her residency year and then transitioned into a Principal role at the school for the 2015-16 school year. Allie attended Stanford University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a secondary major in Economics. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and exploring new places throughout the Bay Area.