Allison Ricket is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She received her master’s degree in holistic education from The Ohio State University and her bachelor’s degree in integrated language arts from Ohio Dominican University. She has been an English teacher at Athens High School since 2013. She is also the drama director for Athens High School and teaches as an adjunct instructor at The Ohio University in the Rhetoric and Composition Department. She became a teacher to share her love of reading and writing with her students. Ms. Ricket was the mentor teacher to Li Yi from Taian, China (2017-2018).