Hi! My name is Alyssa, and I believe there is always something new and exciting we can learn. As Mr. Rogers once said, "It’s good to be curious about many things." And he wasn't only referring to children. At Your Teachable Moment, I am so excited to be a part of a group of people who always want to keep learning and exploring.
Although my Bachelors Degree is in Broadcasting & Communications, and not teaching, I've always had a passion for educating not only others, but myself. I love to learn about new places, ideas, and people, and I love sharing this knowledge with others! I am a proud mama of two precious little boys, and I may be biased, but they are definitely my two favorite students. My teaching approach is conversational and interactive. I encourage discussions and opinions from all of my students.
I have been working in Film and Television my entire professional life (and still do to this day!). My background has put me inside of a newsroom, at National Geographic Channel, and as the manager of one of the largest film studios on the East Coast! I love working in the Entertainment industry, and after a decade's worth of experience, I can't wait to share some interesting "behind the scenes" classes for students to help them appreciate their favorite films in a way they never have before. I also know my many years as a hiring manager can help men and women who wish to improve their resume building and networking skills before entering back into the professional world. Finally, I have an ever-present passion for traveling. It has given me a deep appreciation for other cultures and history. I have filmed my own documentary about women with different cultural and religious backgrounds in the Middle East, and have held numerous presentations about other countries to students. I can't wait to go on a "staycation" with you and travel to places outside of our own little bubbles!
Our worlds are growing and changing each day, and so are my classes. Let's learn something new!