Head Teacher, Group 5
Alisa has been working at Christ Church Day School since 1994. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Hunter College and an Advanced Certificate in Teaching Literacy from Mercy College. Alisa has taken extensive special education coursework, trained in the Responsive Classroom approach, Handwriting Without Tears, Sounds In Motion, Teacher-Child Interaction Training, and in American Sign Language as well as the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning. Alisa lives in Forest Hills, Queens with her husband Joel, their twins Charlotte and Henry and their Mini Goldendoodle, Penny. She enjoys kayaking, boxing, practicing the flying trapeze and making teepee forts in Forest Park with her family. She works as a climate activist in her free time.