Utah State Teaching License (Endorsement: English). Alissa was raised moving between Utah, California, and the Dominican Republic. She received her associate’s degree from BYU-Idaho and then received her bachelor’s degree from BYU in English teaching. Alissa is passionate about education and dedicated to helping to ensue life-long learning in her students. Because of this, she believes in making the classroom relatable to the students’ lives and strives to help them develop skills that will benefit them in their future. She also works to help each student develop an identity as both a reader and a writer that will continue with them. She especially enjoys teaching at New Haven and being a part of the growing process that the students experience.
In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading just about anything she can get her hands on, and spending time with family.