Mrs. Talley is a native of Sydney, Australia, where she did her teacher training and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Diploma of Education. She began her teaching career in Australia where she enjoyed many years of teaching grades 4 and 6, with experience in both private and public school settings. Alison has also served on the mission field in India where she was involved in discipleship and evangelism training, along with developing a children’s ministry. After moving to Raleigh in 1996, Alison enjoyed staying home to raise her children. She returned to the school setting several years ago, with a passion to minister to the whole being of her students and to see them grow in every area of their lives. Alison and her husband, Brad, attend Grace Community Church in Angier where Brad serves as Pastor. Alison loves to travel, has a heart for missions, and enjoys coffee with friends.