Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education MA Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education

Ms. Urbanek


I'm Allison Urbanek and I am excited about joining the Gators this year at Hunters Creek! This is my third year teaching and second year teaching 5th grade in North Carolina. I grew up near Chicago, Illinois and received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Illinois State University. In 2022, I also received my master's degree in reading with an emphasis in elementary education from Grand Canyon University. I hope to continue furthering my education in the near future! My ultimate goal is to motivate students to stretch their curiosity and problem solving skills in all areas and beyond the classroom to create a life-long love of learning and growth. 

When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy exploring local beaches and islands (I have a huge collection of shells), baking or cooking, reading a mystery novel, or binge watching shows with Hunter and our puppy Goose. I love attending community events around the area and am always open to new things to do, as my students often suggest.

The best way to contact me is through Class Dojo if you are connected, or email at If you are a parent/guardian that still needs to get connected to our class, please email me and I will gladly help you out!