Alyssa is a founding faculty member of Trinity Hall. As Dean for Academics, she works with faculty members to ensure that the school's academic program continues to provide students with a challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary education, and she works with students to help them reach their academic potential. Alyssa also teaches English, advises the student newspaper, and is the head coach of the varsity swim team. 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 freshmen humanities course, coached swimming 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.