Allysha believes that every child should have a voice and influence on their educational process and more importantly within their own lives.
She is a strong believer in incorporating a variety of teaching methods including, but not limited to; accommodations, modifications and differentiated instruction. Her comfort level with technology enables her to leverage a wide range of assistive devices, interactive software programs and communication platforms for the enhancement of educational options and opportunities for all learners.
Allysha’s educational background includes her Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Guelph-Humber University and her Bachelor of Education completed at Nipissing University in 2015. She has also taken three additional qualification courses in special education, French and working with children with behavioural issues offered through the Ontario College of Teachers.
She has always had a passion for working with children; taking summer camp jobs and babysitting from a young age, and helping care for younger family members. However, she truly discovered her desire to pursue a career supporting children with special needs and, more specifically, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behaviour issues through her work in respite services with Community Living North Bay while she was attending teacher’s college.
During her spare time Allysha enjoys being in the outdoors with friends, family and of course, her dog. Music also plays a very therapeutic role in her life and she often shares this passion and strategy of relaxation and focus with the children she teaches.