About Ms. McIntosh

Ms. Allison McIntosh is a graduate of Arizona State University.  She has earned three degrees from this institute: a Bachelors of Science in Geography, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Masters of Education in Gifted Education.  She became National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science in 2013.  She is also a proud member of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society for educators.

Ms. McIntosh’s interests include hiking, playing pinball competitively, reading, scrap booking, traveling, and musical theater.  One of her personal goals is to hike in every National Park in the United States!  So far, she has been to 10 parks: Badlands, Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Wind Cave & Zion.

Professional Memberships

  • Arizona Geographic Alliance: Teacher Consultant
  • AZK12 Center: Candidate Support Provider
  • Arizona Science Teachers Association: Member
  • Kappa Delta Pi: Member
  • National Council for Geographic Education: Member

Professional Achievements


  • 2017 -- Outstanding Earth Science Teacher - Arizona
  • 2014 -- NCGE/Herff-Jones Nystrom Award
  • 2013 -- Great Moments In Teaching Social Studies



  • 2017 -- AZGA GeoConference  (Lesson: GeoInquiry Process)
  • 2017 -- NCGE Conference (Lesson: Arizona Ablaze)
  • 2016 -- AZGA GeoConference  (Lesson: Arizona Ablaze)
  • 2016 -- ASTA  Conference (Lesson: Putting the Pieces Together)
  • 2014 -- AZGA GeoConference  (Lesson: Extreme Hunger & GeoSummit- Hungry Planet)
  • 2014 -- APS Back to School Event (Lesson: Extreme Hunger)
  • 2014 -- NCGE Conference (Lesson: GeoSummit - Hungry Planet)
  • 2012 -- AZGA GeoConference  (Lesson: GeoSummit - Rivers)
  • 2011 -- APS Back to School Event (Lesson: GeoSummit - Freshwater Issues)
  • 2011 -- AZGA GeoConference  (Lesson: There She Blows!)
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