Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Alexa Wiss
I was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan before going to Earlham College in Indiana, and then moved to Chicago where I lived up until last year. In Chicago I received my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University and taught Pre-k for 8 years before moving to Raleigh in 2017. In November 2017 my husband and I welcomed our first child. I love spending time with friends and family, and I am happiest going for walks or just being at home with my husband, daughter and dog. Outside of school I enjoy running, camping, and exploring all of the restaurants and museums in my new town!
Why I teach...
I teach because I genuinely feel good about the work I've done at the end of every day making connections with children. Especially in a younger grade such as kindergarten, we get to teach students not only educational skills that will serve as a basis for the rest of their life long learning, but also the social-emotional skills that will empower them and teach them to be caring, contributing members of society.