Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Alissa Keane!

2022 Semi-Finalist
Greene-Hills School, Bristol

Learn More About Alissa

Alissa Keane’s teaching career began in 2005 at Greene-Hills School in Bristol. There she taught grades 3, 4 and 5 and built a strong classroom community centered around positive relationships, SEL and inspiring her students to become critical problem solvers. Alissa committed to developing strong home and school partnerships to ensure every student in her classroom would feel seen, heard and valued. Throughout Alissa’s 17 years as an educator, she has engaged in numerous leadership roles, committees and opportunities in order to promote the betterment of her students, school, district and greater Bristol community.

Alissa has always been dedicated to supporting new educators entering the teaching profession. She has led New Teacher Induction Academy, served as a TEAM mentor and was a CREC resident to promote minority teacher recruitment. Alissa believes that representation in education is a critical need so that students feel connected to their learning environment every day. She has won literacy and inclusion grants, developed a more culturally responsive ELA curriculum, and has created and facilitated district professional learning on inclusive practices.

As a member of the district equity leadership team, she assisted in developing Bristol’s equity mission and vision statements and has led community forums and teacher professional development on building awareness of personal biases and becoming a more culturally relevant and responsive educator.

Alissa presently works as a district-wide literacy coach at South Side School in Bristol. She strives to be a life-long learner and completed her 6th year in educational leadership and 092 certification from CCSU in May, 2021.  Alissa believes that her personal and professional emphasis on equity and access is vital in education now more than ever in her 17 year career. She resides in Avon with her husband, Bill, and children, Cole and Kinley.

Generations past, present and future
“We want people to feel that the Mohegans are about the future…”
– Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
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