Meet the Teacher

Phone: 910-897-8353 ext. 400


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, UNC CH Add-on license certificate in ESL K-12, UNC-CH Reading Certification K-12 Social Studies Certification 6-9

Paula Allison

English as a Second Language Teacher

I was born in the Atlanta area and grew up in Raleigh. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was in a third grade classroom for two years. I received my Add-on Licensure Certificate from UNC-CH and began teaching at Coats Elementary in January of 2006.

This is my 15th year at Coats and I have loved getting to know my students and their parents as their advocate in their journey to reaching English language proficiency. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family on our “mini-farm” in Willow Spring which has many entertaining animals (including emus, peacocks, chickens, turkeys and many more.)