Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am a 32 year old lifelong learner.
I work full time for the public school system at the district level. Aside from my full-time job, I develop scaffolded content for teachers worldwide. I enjoy traveling, reading, eating, exercising, painting, watching horror movies, and spending quality time with my husband and dog.
My passion started with science. I received my bachelors in Biology in 2012, with the initial intention of going into the medical field. This changed after I worked as an EMT Firefighter, and my heart could not stand to see the amount of suffering of others.
With the intent of staying in the field of public service, I started my first high school teaching job in 2016. Once I stepped foot into the field of education, I knew I would never look back.
I decided to continue my education in 2022 by obtaining my master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to bridging the learning gap and promoting high-quality education through research-based learning design and data analysis. My experience as an Assistant Director of Academics at Broward County Public Schools has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of strategic initiatives, project management, and collaboration with diverse teams. I have a proven ability to conduct research, analyze data, and provide informed recommendations that drive effective decision-making.
During my tenure as a Professional Development Specialist, I led major initiatives that embraced adult learning principles, resulting in targeted professional learning experiences that positively impacted educators and students alike. My background as a High School Science Teacher enabled me to deeply connect with students and refine my curriculum design skills, fostering an environment of active engagement and growth.
My strong foundation in technology and proficiency in Learning Management Systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and e-learning tools such as Articulate Rise 360 and Camtasia, further enhance my ability to create dynamic and engaging learning experiences for both educators and learners. I am an Advanced Canvas Certified Educator, Advanced Placement Certified, and hold various other teaching certifications that reflect my commitment to excellence in education.
Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology
American College of Education
Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society
Cumulative GPA 3.7
- Pioneered and executed the establishment of BCPS Gifted Academy for Science, introducing an innovative personalized learning paradigm for gifted science students in grades 9-12.
- Played an integral role in the inception, execution, and evaluation of the Reclaim and Elevate Summer Experience initiative, resulting in a notable enhancement of student achievement within high-need elementary schools.
- Spearheaded an impactful transformation of a grant program, employing continuous improvement strategiesthat led to a remarkable 300% surge in teacher participation and awards during its inaugural year. This initiative provided over 900 educators with essential funding for professional development opportunities.
- Orchestrated the creation and management of a comprehensive tracking and logging database for a district-wide mentorship program, yielding significant cost savings of over $400,000 by eliminating the need forexternal vendor solutions.
- Innovated and delivered a highly effective “How-To” Canvas Course during the pandemic, positively impacting more than 400 teachers across the district by equipping them with essential tools for remote teaching and learning.
- Successfully attained an accelerated Master of Education degree in 2023, upholding a remarkable 4.0 GPA while navigating rigorous coursework and professional commitments.
- Garnered distinguished recognition as Teacher of the Year 2021 and Gifted Educator of the Year 2021, reflecting the exceptional dedication, innovation, and impact that define your contributions to the field of education.
- CPR/HeartSaver Certification (2022-2023)
- Professional Teaching Certificate in Biology, Chemistry,and Gifted Education (2016 – 2029)
- Professional Learning Facilitator 2022
- AP Exam Reader 2022
- Bob Pike Train the Trainer Boot Camp 2022
- Clinical Educator Certification 2020
- Advanced Canvas Certified Educator 2019
- Advanced Placement Certified (Biology and Chemistry)2018
- IB Biology Certified (Biology) 2018
- E-Learning Teacher Trainer 2018
- Teacher of the Year 2020-2021
- Gifted Educator of the Year 2020-2021
- Highest Biology EOC Score 2017, 2018, 2019
- Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society Recognition
- Rated Highly Effective for Evaluations: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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