Alyssa is a founding faculty member of Trinity Hall. As Acting Director of College Counseling, she guides students and their parents through the college application process, helping each student find the college that is the best match for her. Due to her previous roles as Dean for Academics and an 11th & 12th grade English teacher, Alyssa has valuable experience advising students on their academic pathways, working with students on their college essays and writing letters of recommendation, in addition to working with student-athletes through the college recruiting process during her many years of swim coaching.
Alyssa joined Trinity Hall after 10 years of experience at the Peddie School, a boarding high school in Hightstown, NJ, where she taught English courses at all grade levels, helped develop the school's freshman humanities course, coached swimming, served as an academic advisor and supervised a girls' dormitory.
A native Floridian, Alyssa earned a B.A. in American studies and pre-medicine at the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in journalism at Indiana University. She was a four-year scholarship varsity swimmer for the Fighting Irish. Alyssa and her husband P.J. have two daughters, Mackayla and Alexa, who hope to someday be Monarchs.