Alysha is originally from Venango County, but lived in Florida for awhile, and we’re so glad she’s back!
She is currently working toward her master’s degree at Edinboro University. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Slippery Rock University and while at Slippery Rock, she was a part of a student teaching curriculum in Dublin, Ireland, for a month.
She is a lifelong learner sharing that: “Upon completion of my graduate degree, I would like to learn more about Dyslexia Intervention.”
After graduation, Alysha relocated to Florida. She worked as a teacher and was asked to develop a classroom to work individually with students on goals outlined in their IEPs (Individualized Education Plans).
She is now working in the Franklin Area School District and has been continuing to communicate with her second graders through Google Classroom.
Alysha is happy to be back in the area and appreciates our local amenities, like the scenery. “I enjoy watching the seasons change through my drive to work,” she said. She likes visiting local coffee shops, walking on the bike trail, dining at restaurants (especially Trails to Ales), attending events at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, and going to various festivals.
She hopes to buy a home with her significant other here and raise her children in the area. “There is nowhere else I would want to raise children,” she said.
In her free time, Alysha enjoys playing with her dogs, sewing, crafting, camping, and riding a side-by-side. She also enjoys opening her home to friends and family to spend time together.