Allyson Hile is in her seventh year as Director of Language Services and Cultural Equity for Kansas City Public Schools and her 19th year in education. Previous to her current position, she served as an ESL Resource Teacher for five years, a sheltered middle school ESL Social Studies teacher for six years and a bilingual paraprofessional. Ms. Hile has also taught graduate level courses for the TESL program at Webster University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Truman State University, her teaching certification from Avila University and her Master of Science in Education from the University of Kansas. She is a Centurions alum (class of 2018), a leadership program of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and Leading Educators, class of 2011. She currently serves on the boards of Jewish Vocational Services and the Linwood YMCA.