The Creation of DETMAR™
After graduating college, Alison went straight into the teaching profession, specifically special education. She taught various levels of special education including autistic, resource room, learning support, itinerate, and push-in. By being able to find abundant curricula and teaching supplies for those students, she was content in each level. In 2007, Alison became the multiple disabilities teacher for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. As Alison was preparing for the class, she soon discovered there were no instructional programs that met the needs of all of her students. However, she was convinced that, with the right instruction, her students could learn to read and learn simple mathematical concepts. For the next six years, she experimented with different methods and ideas until she found one that enabled her students to learn how to read and complete simple mathematical concepts. Alison saw the need for a consistent curriculum for her students for the entire time they received education in order to maximize their learning potential. In order to help her students, Alison wrote down the curriculum so that they could continue with their learning. Thus, in 2013, DETMAR™ LLC was born.