Caryssa has worked at World Academy since August 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern New Hampshire University and holds a birth to Third Grade NH Teacher Certification, as well as a Minor in Art History.
Caryssa grew up in Hebron, Connecticut, and moved to Manchester, NH this summer after living at school for four years. In her spare time, Caryssa enjoys journaling, scrapbooking and playing with her puppy! She also enjoys the arts, and spends much of her time learning as much as she can about them.
Caryssa believes that as a teacher, her role is to advocate for every single child. This means providing opportunities to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. The classroom should be a nurturing and safe environment for the child to learn and grow in a way that is developmentally appropriate and fun! She also believes that an important part of teaching is meeting the child where they are. This means individualizing instruction so that each child’s unique needs are met. She believes that children are capable of accomplishing so much, and when they are properly supported and encouraged, they shine. Children are natural learners and have a curiosity that Caryssa believes it is her job to nurture. By fostering independence and providing the opportunity for children to explore, play, and learn, she hopes that her students will move on to live with a love of learning and a lasting curiosity.
Caryssa joined the World Academy community in 2018.
- Early Childhood Education at Southern New Hampshire University
- New Hampshire Certified Teacher
- 2018 - Present - Toddler Teacher, World Academy
- 2018 - Student Teacher in First Grade, Fred C. Underhill School
- 2012 - 2017 - Planner and Co-Director/Orientation Leader of Summer Camp, Christ Lutheran Early Childhood Center