Regional Humane Educator
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
After completing her B.A. and B.Ed. at the University of Vancouver Island, Allison Simpson has worked as a classroom teacher, program manager, and joined the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) Humane Education team in 2016 as a Regional Humane Educator in the Fraser Valley. In her 14 years as a professional educator, she has worked with students in Kindergarten to College, specializing in developing personalized education plans to meet the needs of individual students who require a range of supports. As a Regional Humane Educator for the BC SPCA, she is able to use her passion for education and animals to develop curriculum linked units for K-12, deliver engaging workshops for students and educators, and has witnessed empathy, critical thinking and social responsibility flowing naturally from the animal connection. She has been working with her team since March 2020 to adapt these learning materials to an online platform to suit remote learners as well as in-class.