By: Annika Kirtley, Contributing Writer
Allison Bohlmeyer is a new speech implementer at Centralia Intermediate School and Chester Boren Middle School. Bohlmeyer previously worked as a fourth grade teacher in the district. She has taught first and third grade for Centralia. Prior to coming to Centralia, she spent three years teaching special education at Ray Miller Elementary in Kirksville, MO.
Bohlmeyer attended Stephens College and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Elementary Education. She also received her certification in Special Education. In 2020, Bohlmeyer earned her Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University.
With her husband’s encouragement, Bohlmeyer applied for the Speech Implementer position. “My husband is a Speech/Language Pathologist at Boone Hospital. I’ve always found his field of work to be interesting. So, when this position opened up, I thought it would be a nice change, and I’d have help from Jesse when needed,” said Bohlmeyer.
Working with the students in a smaller setting compared to a traditional class size is exciting to Bohlmeyer. “This allows us to get the most out of our time together. I have already seen so much improvement in my students,” said Bohlmeyer.
Allison Bohlmeyer is married to Jesse Bohlmeyer. They have four beautiful children, Henry (freshman), Sadie (7th grade), Oliver (5th grade), and Tessa (2nd grade). Some of her hobbies include spending time with her family, watching her children play sports, running, cooking, and taking care of her farm animals.