Vice President for Education
George Washington's Mount Vernon
K. Allison Wickens, Vice President for Education, joined the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon in the summer of 2014. She represents George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Washington Library in national discussions about history and civics education. Combining current trends in education and recent academic historical scholarship, she oversees the K-12 initiatives that operate out of the Library. These include an extensive slate of Professional Development offerings for educators, online and distance learning materials for classroom application, and signature student leadership and inquiry-based programs.
Allison came to Mount Vernon after 20 years at the Smithsonian Institution, serving most recently as the Director of Education and Visitor Services at the National Postal Museum. Her Master’s Degree is in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she also earned a certificate in Museum Studies. As an undergraduate she studies History and Anthropology at Grinnell College.
Wednesday, May 22
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM