Before taking over in the Library, Allison Sparks co-taught Room 4L with Karissa Royster during Ms. Leavitt's maternity leave in fall 2018. A seasoned veteran of education, Ms. Sparks most recently served for six years as the Language Arts/Reading Writing Lead Teacher for sixth grade at The Village School in Pacific Palisades. There, she was responsible for the creation of a curriculum for sixth grade reading and writing, specifically focusing on diversifying literature and writing. Prior to Village School, she worked for seven years as a third and fifth grade teacher at the International School of Los Angeles in Los Feliz/Burbank. She is a graduate of The Groundlings prestigious Writing Lab, and performer with the all-Groundlings alum improv team, Economy Class, in addition to producing, writing, directing, filming and editing for the group.