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Katie Allison

I have worked for iSucceed since the school’s start in 2008. Currently, I teach social studies subjects and have served as a team leader, department head, and club facilitator over the years. I’ve been teaching since 1998 and enjoy working with a variety of students, subjects, and environments! I first started teaching online back in 2002, when the notion of online schooling was rare.

I love teaching online for many reasons. It gives me additional time to spend with my son and husband while maintaining a career. It also provides the opportunity to work with a variety of students. Finally, it enhances my interest in educational technology. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, exercise, music, reading, new technology, pop culture, learning and art.

Gina

I did what I thought I couldn’t do… I graduated from high school! If it wasn’t for iSucceed being there throughout my struggles, I would have received a GED instead of an Idaho diploma.

Hi, my name is Gina, I am an iSucceed VHS graduate. I also have more than 30 medical diagnoses. I went from being a high school dropout to proud member of iSucceed’s 2010 graduating class.
I decided to drop out of high school in the fall of 2008 because traditional school, and the special education team, wasn’t working for me. At first, I decided to pursue a GED but felt a “missing part” of myself slowly fading away. Before I took the GED test, I decided to look for an online high school as an alternative.
As soon as I started my first semester at iSucceed Virtual High School, my family and I knew that I would receive a high school diploma. And in June of 2010, I did. If it wasn’t for iSucceed being there throughout my struggles, I would have received a GED instead of an Idaho diploma.
To me, and to prospective employers, a high school diploma means that I stuck with school even though it was a big struggle. It shows that I didn’t fall prey to quitting, despite unique challenges.
Today I serve on the Board of Directors at a non-profit organization called Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL). I also consider myself a gamer and geek, and am currently pursuing a career in the gaming industry. I’ve learned a lot, and am eager to apply and share my life lessons.

Gina, thank you for sharing your story with us, and for allowing us to provide a successful pathway for you! Sincerely, you friends at iSucceed

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