Retired Speech-Language Pathologist
Allison Dwyer is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist, wife, and mother to four daughters. After receiving her BA in Communications from The University of Texas, she went on to earn her Master’s degree from The University of Houston’s program in Communication, Sciences, and Disorders. Allison’s focus was early language development and school age children. Working as an Speech-Language Pathologist in a Title 1 school illuminated for her that school age children didn’t need to be behind or qualifying for special needs if more resources were directed to quality early childhood education, whether at home or in pre-K. A child’s success in school, in fact, depends on this important foundation. Volunteering at her children’s schools has only validated this notion.
In 2017, Allison found United Way for Greater Austin’s Success By 6 programs and decided to devote her extra time to promoting their mission which was aligned with her own – to ensure all children begin Kindergarten ready to learn. She quickly joined the Executive Board for Women United, and currently is a Classroom Observer in United Way for Greater Austin’s partnership with Austin ISD. She is excited to serve on the Board and continue to learn and promote the good work of United Way for Greater Austin.
When not working, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband Kelly, daughters Emily, Annabel, Katherine and Maggie, getting outdoors, and walking her pups.