My name is Alyssa McAlister. This is my fifth year teaching special education and my second at Gene Brown. I previously taught in Metro Nashville Public Schools before moving to the Hendersonville area with my husband and our two dogs! I am originally from California, but moved out here to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt where I earned my M.Ed. in Special Education. I recently obtained my reading specialist credential from Lipscomb as well! In my spare time you can most likely find me with a book, cycling, dreaming about the ocean, or spending time with my pups!