Meet the Team

Allison Larson

MAX Teaching Consultant

Allison Larson has 31 years of experience in Career and Technical Education. She began her career as a guidance counselor and moved into administration as the Supervisor of Curriculum and Professional Development at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center in 2007. She revamped the curriculum and began utilizing data analysis to review curriculum pacing, delivery, and assessment. She began working with Todd Luke integrating MAX strategies into all programs, and for the past 15 years, the MAX Teaching framework has been integral in her work. She became the Supervisor of Career and Technical Education at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in 2012 and continued to utilize MAX as the primary training for teachers and utilize Mr. Luke as a mentor to work with data, focus on school goals, and stay current with trends in education. She has witnessed seasoned teachers become more effective educators and new teachers learn the art of teaching through MAX. She has presented at numerous conferences on curriculum development and alignment, integration of literacy strategies, teacher evaluation, and intentional and systematic school change.  She participated in 339 and Technical Assistance Program reviews at many schools in Pennsylvania and enjoyed seeing best practices throughout the Commonwealth.  Allison retired from Public Education in 2021 and began working as a MAX Teaching Consultant. She currently splits her residency between Gulf Harbors Florida and Ocean Gate New Jersey. 

Cooperative Education Certification Courses
May 2014
Completed Cooperative Education Courses at Temple University 

Vocational Administrative Certification
October 2006
Completed Program at Penn State Main Campus

Principal Certification Program

December 2003
Penn State Great Valley

Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
August 1989
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Certification: Secondary School Counselor

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Center
3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Dates: July 2012-Present
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education 

  • Supervise teachers, special education staff, and assistants
  • Serve as disciplinarian and counselor for the building
  • Organize and supervise all daily student related activities such as attendance, bussing, substitute coverage, grades, and coordination with sending districts

Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
2615 Warren Road
Reading, PA 19604
Dates: July 2007- June 2012
Supervisor of Curriculum and Professional Development

  • Organize all professional development for staff
  • Assist new staff in classroom management, literacy and math strategies, and creation and delivery of curriculum
  • Supervise 3 counselors and organize functions of the counseling department

Berks Career and Technology Center – East
3307 Friedensburg Road
Oley PA 19547
Dates: November 2001-July 2007
Guidance Counselor

  • Career counseling and support with a caseload of 500
  • Recruitment of students to Career Center
  • Coordination with SAP teams
  • College and Career Pathways support

Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
2615 Warren Road
Reading, PA 19604
Dates: March 1990- November 2001
Guidance Counselor

  • Career Counseling and Support with a caseload of 400
  • Postvention counselor responsible for students dealing with traumatic events and school-wide events
  • Recruitment and career counseling 
  • Scheduling and testing of students