Alli Bizon is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellow who teaches 1st-3rd grade at Suder Montessori Magnet School in Chicago. Alli serves as the Instructional Team Lead for her grade band and was a finalist for the 2021 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, receiving the Award of Distinction. She participated in the Chicago Fund for Education’s Action Research Leadership Institute Fellowship in 2018. Alli holds a National Boards Teaching Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist and is a certified Montessori teacher in both Early Childhood and Lower Elementary teaching. She graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Communication Science and Disorders and received her MAT in Elementary Education and her English as a Second Language endorsement from the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program.