Welcome, Ms. Perry!

Bella White '23, Staff Writer

The OC community is pleased to welcome Ms. Alison Perry to this school year’s teaching staff! She is a very enthusiastic and energetic teacher who is currently teaching Honors Geometry, Honors Calculus and Finance Literacy and Entrepreneurship! I recently had the opportunity to interview her.


Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

A: I am from and currently live in Monroeville. I attended Gateway High School.


Q: Where did you get your degree?

A: Duquesne University.


Q: What degree do you have? 

A: My degree is in Math and Secondary Education!


Q: Prior Experience?  

A: I have previously taught at Norwin High School and Springdale Junior/Senior High School.


Q: Why did you become a teacher? 

A: I had some really great math teachers and some not so great math teachers in high school and want for everyone to have a positive experience in math! Also, I really enjoy math!


Q: Did you always know you’d become a teacher? 

A: Yes, that has always been the plan!


Q: What convinced you to come to Oakland Catholic? 

A: I have heard wonderful things about here and loved the atmosphere during the interview!


Q: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?  

A: Positive, happy, athletic


Q: What is something else that you do for fun? 

A: I really like to run!


Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?

A: Swimming at the community swimming pool! We used to go everyday during the summer!


Q: What is a fun fact about yourself? 

A: I coach a swim team over the summer!


Q: How has your Oakland Catholic experience been so far?

A: Fanatistic!


Big thanks to Ms. Perry for taking time out of her day for me to interview her! Welcome to the OC community!