alyssa's picture= Ms. Alyssa Marlowe was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia: home of the Virginia Tech Hokies. She graduated from Blacksburg High in 2006. Her college career was spent at Radford University from 2006 - 2010, where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Education and concentrations in English and Mathematics. She is currently pursuing her Montessori Certification from Maitland Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education Program.

Ms. Marlowe was introduced to Montessori in 2011 through a friend who had attended Tall Oaks Montessori School as a child and later worked there as the teaching assistant in the Primary Classroom. Ms. Marlowe worked at Tall Oaks Montessori School as a teaching assistant from 2011 – 2015. Her observations and interactions with the children in the Primary Classroom began her quest to learn more about Montessori and finally pursue her own certification. Ms. Marlowe has previous experience in other childcare settings such as Blacksburg United Methodist Pre-school and Nursery, and 15 years of experience babysitting for several families in her hometown. She will be in the Shark Room as an assistant teacher this year.

Ms. Marlowe loves going to the beach and is looking forward to being within driving distance of several after growing up in the mountains of Virginia. Her other interests include crocheting, reading, traveling, and anything Disney.