Alyssa Blanchette AlvaCohort 7
Mentor: Dr. Richard Fernandez
Alyssa Blanchette Alva grew up attending public schools in Dallas, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree and has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. In addition, she has had the unique opportunity to study abroad at La Universidad de Costa Rica where she refined her Spanish language skills. After graduation, she began teaching Spanish in Timpson ISD and then in Pflugerville ISD and is now currently serving as an administrator at a comprehensive high school in Houston, Texas. Alyssa has over a decade of experience as a public-school educator and her passion lies in being an advocate for underserved student populations. One of her many strengths is her ability to develop and activate the instructional expertise of the teachers under her supervision by utilizing a highly effective system of coaching strategies. She is actively pursuing high school principalship and is looking forward to a future role as a school district superintendent.