My name is Allison Welch and I teach Reading Recovery and reading groups for first and second grade. I grew up in a small town and went to an even smaller school, so Bethel truly feels like home to me. I graduated from Winthrop College with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and taught resource for seven years in Cheraw, SC before coming to Clover. I have Reading Recovery certification and have National Board Certification in the area of Early and Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts.I love to read and have too many favorite authors and books to name. My favorite books of all time are To Kill a Mockingbird and The Poisonwood Bible. My favorite children’s books are just as numerous, but two of my favorite children’s book authors are Patricia Polacco and Helen Lester. My goal for all my students is to instill in them a love of reading and learning.
I live in Clover with my husband, Brian, our two children Caleb and Brenna, and our sweet Beagle, Puller.