Director and Facilitator
Alisa is a bold student of education whose teaching practice blends academic rigor with service learning, emotional literacy and global leadership.
As Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Service Learning at Phillips Brooks School in Menlo Park, California, Alisa developed and taught SEL and service curriculum for the classroom.
She also developed and taught SEL and service programs for the school-wide community. Her work included designing and presenting programs to help parents reinforce SEL and service with their children.
Alisa also taught third grade during her time at Phillips Brooks. She focused on the integration of social curriculum with academic learning.
As an instructor in the Roots of Empathy program at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School, in Washington DC, Alisa taught emotional literacy. Part of the curriculum included helping first grade students develop an intimate connection with an infant as a way to facilitate personal exploration and understanding of others.
Alisa also worked for the early stage of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her contributions helped the Academy advance its mission “to transform Africa into a peaceful and prosperous continent by developing and supporting its future leaders.”
Alisa’s experience includes assignments with Challenge Success, working with schools and organizations across the United States to build healthy school climate and to increase student engagement and well-being.
At workshop, she has particular expertise at leading sessions on fundamental SEL skills, cooperative play, and the interconnection of self to others.
Alisa graduated from Middlebury College. She holds a Masters in Education from Stanford University, with a focus in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies.
She is inspired by her colleagues, teachers and students, and is grateful for her husband, Coley, and their four young children.
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