Dr. Ishonté Allar resides in West Virginia with her husband, two sons, three dogs, and a plethora of plants. A lifelong learner and educator, she has taught all ages, including Pre-K through adult, in both face-to-face and online formats. In her local community, she has served as a preschool teacher, middle school educator, and sports coach. Additionally, she has run before/after school programs and summer camps for students in grades K-5. She has spent many summers as a mentor and faculty member for high school students in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy, which is a mentoring program that helps underrepresented high school students enter and succeed in STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Some of the research, publications, and presentations that Dr. Allar has contributed include:
- The Perceived Impact of I am Moving, I am Learning on Physical Activity and Family Involvement: A Preliminary Investigation
- Involving Families and Communities in CSPAP Development Using Asset Mapping
- Using I am Moving, I am Learning to Increase Quality Instruction in Head Start Classrooms
- Asset Mapping: A tool to Enhance your CSPAP Efforts
- Addressing Inclusion in Higher Education Physical Activity Programs
- Feasibility Study of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Appalachian Communities: The McDowell CHOICES Project
- Impact evaluation of I am Moving, I am Learning using the RE-AIM Framework
- Is BOKS (Building Our Kids’ Success) Right for Your School?
- Effective Supervision and Feedback Provision
- Asset mapping in rural Appalachia: Connecting schools, families, and communities
- Mapping Physical Activity Assets in McDowell County, West Virginia