Dr Alison Davis is the director of Vision Education, a team providing regional PLD in literacy for schools in Auckland and Waikato. She has a PHD from Auckland University and a 1st class Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Her specialist areas are literacy, assessment and schooling improvement. She has led the PEN schooling improvement project in Huntly/Ngaruawahia and the Papakura Achievement Initiative in Papakura.

Alison has been on the writing team for Effective Literacy Practice years 1-4 and years 5-8, the newly published oral language handbooks and the revised literacy progressions.

Alison has also written her own texts – Teaching Reading Comprehension 2007 and Building Comprehension Strategies 2010. She is working on her next book, Strategies for Comprehension: Informational text, due to be published in 2012.