Alysha Bird is a Common Core-trained, 9th grade English teacher at White Station High School. Alysha pursued a career in teaching because of her desire to share her passion for education and learning with young people. She is passionate about teaching and holds her students to high academic standards. In addition to teaching English at White Station, Alysha serves as a Learning Coach, a role that allows her to utilize her peer-mentoring skills. Alysha plans to spend many more years teaching, mentoring and influencing students in the classroom, and hopes to continue to positively influence other teachers – thereby reaching more students – in her coaching role. Alysha earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in Secondary Education from the University of Memphis.