Alyssa Blackman joined the JCC Nursery School in 2017 as an associate teacher in Classroom 8, and this year she will be transitioning to the position of associate teacher in Classroom 5. Alyssa graduated with honors from Barnard College, where she studied psychology and German. At Barnard, Alyssa gained extensive early childhood experience working at a Columbia University nursery school, interning at a German-English elementary school in Brooklyn, and working as an assistant teacher at the Barnard Toddler Center. Alyssa has spent the last two summers at the JCC Day Camp as a unit head and head counselor for the 3s.
She is currently working toward her master's degree at Hunter College in early childhood general and special education. She considers herself a lifelong learner and loves working at a Reggio-inspired school, where she has the opportunity to co-construct knowledge with her students.