Alyssa Barsky began teaching at Odyssey Charter School in the 2015-2016 school year, but she is not new to Odyssey, as she also completed her student teaching here. She grew up right outside of New York City in Scarsdale, New York with her mom, dad and older brother. Alyssa completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education. She decided to further her degree and get a Masters in Teaching through the University of Southern California where she graduated from in May 2015. Alyssa’s mom, Barbra is a preschool teacher and that is who inspired her to become a teacher. Alyssa’s bucket list is short: to travel as much as possible!