Allison Fried

2015 Fulbright Scholar

Allison Fried

Allison Fried

Graduate student Allison Fried, a Louisville Valley High School Spanish teacher, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Madrid. While in Spain for nine months, she will teach English, lead a Model United Nations Global Classroom program and study bilingual schools and international public education.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide.  Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“As a public school teacher in Louisville, I have seen the power and importance of an effective public education system. I am excited to learn from Spain’s implementation of bilingual public education, one of the best models in the world. Bilingual students have proven to be better cognitive thinkers and problem solvers. The U.S. can learn from Spain educationally and culturally and I want to learn and share during my grant period,” Fried said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    In May, she will earn a UofL master’s degree in teaching with Spanish and middle school social studies certifications. She is a 2013 graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., where she majored in world politics and foreign languages (Arabic and Spanish)

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Gwynedd Valley, Pa.
  • High school:
    2009 graduate, Germantown Academy
  • Parents:
    Laura and Scott Fried, Gwynedd Valley, Pa.