Paul Allison has been been teaching and learning ever since he graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. After a few years in the desert (Utah), and a couple of years at the High School of Art and Design, NYC, he had a wonderful dozen years at University Heights Secondary School, Bronx, NY, where he learned that doing school better didn’t have to be the same-old, with more effort. After that, Paul worked with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for three years.
After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about doing meaningful work. At the same time, Paul was finding himself being seduced by new forms of literacy on the Internet. An opportunity to become a “studio teacher” of technology at East Side Community High School, NYC presented itself in the Summer of 2002, and Paul taught "New Journalism" at ESCHS for five years. In the Fall of 2007, Paul moved back the the Bronx to teach "New Journalism" in grades 6 -12 at East Bronx Academy for the Future, then he taught English for three years at the East-West School for International Studies.
Currently Paul teaches English at the Bronx Academy Senior High.
Another community that Paul is a part of is the New York City Writing Project. He was a participant in the NYCWP’s Summer Invitational in 1985, and he has worked for the NYCWP in various ways ever since Paul is the NYC Technology Liaison for the National Writing Project.