480.279.8269My name is Alissa Turner and I am a graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Language and Literacy. I furthered my education by earning my Gifted Endorsement through Higley and I love incorporating all of the new ideas I learned in to my teaching.I was born and raised in Orange County, California, which is why when moving to the beautiful desert years ago, I decided to bring a little of the beach with me in my classroom décor. I taught kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th in California and kinder and first in Arizona. I moved here in 2012, met my wonderful husband and two step sons. We have since added two very spoiled dogs to complete our family!I absolutely love teaching and helping little creative minds discover and grow. I love being a part of Higley, because they help me provide an innovative learning environment where students don't just learn but "do" to positively impact our world.