Alyssa Laska

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Alyssa Laska

SCORE B

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

My name is Alyssa Laska and I teach civics and economics and world history for SCORE Academy.

This is my 9th year teaching for Wake County. I am originally from Pennsylvania, where I earned my Bachelor of Education and teaching certifications in social studies and math.

When not teaching, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. I love reading a good book, being outdoors and everything about fall!

 Hannah McMillan

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Hannah McMillan

SCORE A

 Tripp Nilles

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MAT

Tripp Nilles

SCORE A

After I finished the fourth grade in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my family moved to Knightdale. I graduated from East Wake High School and went on to earn a BA and an MAT at UNC Chapel Hill.

Now in my sixteenth year as an employee of WCPSS, I'm very happy to be a member of the SCORE Academy team. My wife, Kelly, and daughter, Amelia, also spend their days in WCPSS schools. Our dogs, George and Henry, stay home.

 Henry Phinazee

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M.Ed

Henry Phinazee

SCORE B

I teach American History I and American History II. Currently, I am licensed in Kansas, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 12th grade. Additionally, I have taught history and student success classes at the post-secondary level.

I attended high school in Belle Glade, Florida, at Glades Central High School, where I played football, wrestled, and was a shot putter on the track team. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California and Fort Hays State University and my master’s degree at Averett University. Upon completing my degree, I served as a 6th grade teacher before transitioning into middle school and eventually high school. At the high school level, I have taught a variety of social studies classes. In addition to teaching, I coached football, track and field, and wrestling. Through coaching, I have had the opportunity to coach several formal and current professional football players. I have also worked as a consultant for several business organizations and professional football, baseball, and basketball teams in the areas of cultural sensitivity and community engagement.

My wife and I live in the big city of Clayton. During my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, playing racquetball, and participating in a variety of church, cultural, and social events.