Alyssa McCool is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. Alyssa teaches 1st grade at Washington Woods Elementary School in Westfield, IN. She is her building’s Lighthouse team facilitator and social emotional learning curriculum coordinator. Alyssa is a member of the district’s English language arts curriculum committee and has served as her building’s English language arts curriculum coordinator. She has developed and led professional development sessions at the building-, district-, and state-level. Alyssa graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Kindergarten-Primary Education, and earned a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University and an MS in Educational Administration from Butler University.