Ali is a native to the Pacific Northwest. She has earned a bachelor of fine arts, a master of arts in teaching, and K-8 endorsement in elementary education from the University of Puget Sound. She has a diverse teaching background including, kindergarten, pre-k, fine arts and swim coaching. Additionally, Ali has taught English immersion and cultural exchange to the students of Eimeikan High School in Tokyo, Japan for 10 years. Outside of the classroom, she loves to run with her dog, swim, and travel the world. Ali is looking forward to a fantastic year of growth and learning together at NSFS.