Allison Dampier of ASSIST Education Honored as NCET’s Educator of the Year

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Allison to be Recognized as Top Contributor to Nevada’s Technological Community at NCET Tech Awards

RENO, Nev. (March 11, 2019) — NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, announced today Allison Dampier of ASSIST Education as the 2019 Educator of the Year. Allison’s recognition in this category symbolizes an effective, engaging educator that inspires passion and commitment from her students while advancing their critical thinking ability, skills and knowledge in challenging, meaningful ways. Allison is a strong advocate for the study of technology, making technology accessible to all students, and building an inclusive culture. A role model for colleagues; committed to ongoing personal and peer professional development. Establishes / evolves / communicates best practices.

In 2018, Allison was an integral part of the acquisition of Advantages School International by ASSIST education. Throughout the year, Allison and her team doubled the number of students enrolled in Advantages School International, and further expanded their reach to over 20 countries with ASSIST Education, LLC.

Allison is one of the founders of ASSIST Education and Advantages School International. She has a broad educational background and more than two decades of teaching experience at the primary, secondary and university level, in both online and traditional settings. She also has experience in online curriculum development for the National University Teaching Department.

At Advantages School International, her responsibilities include overseeing staff and company management. Allison coordinates and maintains all training programs for domestic and international school partners, manages the financial and legal matters, as well as the accreditation maintenance and review processes, implementing features to help partner schools through the same. “Education has always been my passion. ASSIST enables me to help students, teachers, parents and other academic professionals. This platform has allowed our company to help families here in the United States and now worldwide. This award is truly a reflection of the hard work of my entire team”, states Allison. Michael Spencer, CEO of ASSIST Education, continues, “Allison has led our K-12 school to unimaginable heights. This is evident in the expansion of our domestic and international partnerships, as well as the success of our graduates.”

Now in its 12th year, the NCET Technology Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of technology community, while the EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community.

The NCET Technology Awards, along with the EDAWN Awards will be held on March 28 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa at 5 p.m. Tickets and more information are available online here.

About ASSIST Education:
ASSIST Education has developed a cloud-based, fully-integrated education management system. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, ASSIST combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

For more information about how to take advantage of ASSIST to improve efficiencies and increase student achievement, educators can email ASSIST Education at or call +1 (866) 984-3384.

About NCET:
NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, one of Northern Nevada’s largest networking organizations, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Awards, and the monthly Tech Wednesday, Tech Bite and Tech Café events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships and program revenues, and receives no state or Federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada. For more information, visit


Pam Dion
Pam Dion is one of the original founders of ASSIST. Her teaching background includes both the traditional face-to-face classroom setting and online formats. Her grade level instruction spans from the primary grades into post-secondary and even master’s level teacher-credentialing programs. She has vast experience in the design, development, and management of a fully accredited online school, as well as in the development and management of Title 1 after-school care programs for public schools. Pam holds a Master of Education from University of LaVerne and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Technology. She is certified as a Reading and Language Arts specialist, she has Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and also holds a CLAD certificate which emphasizes teaching in multicultural environments.
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