Teacher in Residence
"I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.” (Tupac Shakur)
Alissa Atwood is a first year teacher at Brilla College Prep Elementary School joining the team in August of 2017. She teaches second grade in Northwestern. Not only is this her first year at Brilla, but it is her first year in New York City as well. Ms. Atwood is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Having attended college at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Ms. Atwood graduated with her bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Spanish. She is looking to pursue a double masters degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Ms. Atwood moved to the Bronx in March of 2017. Before starting at Brilla, she taught 1st and 3rd grade at Success Academy in the Bronx. Outside of being teacher Ms. Atwood enjoys traveling, (especially to any tropical beach), spending time with her family and friends, playing sports(basketball), and cooking. She is so excited to be part of such an amazing school and can't wait to work with her second grade scholars and her team.