Alicia has worked as an educator for over twenty years in Colorado and Arizona. For the past nine years, Alicia has worked in the Poudre School District as an English Language Development Instructional Coach at Eyestone Elementary, a district MTSS Coordinator, and most recently, the Elementary Literacy Facilitator in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department. Alicia has experience in teaching at the elementary level in Kyrene School District. She has experience as a middle school language arts teacher and ELD teacher in Chandler Unified School District.
Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University, holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University, and is currently finishing up another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration certification at the University of Wyoming. In 2006, Alicia achieved her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence-English Language Arts from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and successfully renewed the certification in 2016. Her expertise includes early childhood and K-12 literacy, curriculum and instruction, English Language Development, systems change efforts, MTSS, READ Act implementation, design and evaluation of professional development, Cognitive Coaching, and building teacher leadership and capacity.
Alicia’s deep passion for education is grounded in the belief that all students have the right to an exceptional education. As a lifelong learner, Alicia strives to keep up with best practices in instruction and supports educators while applying these strategies in their classrooms. Alicia is passionate about fostering teacher efficacy and building capacity among educators.
Alicia and her family moved to Colorado in 2009. She and her husband have two children, ages 12 and 13. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, scuba diving, listening to music, reading, and camping.