#LatinosTeach, Recognizing Alyssa Mireya Molina


Alyssa is a devoted educator, experienced in early-childhood education. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Interdisciplinary Studies, Magna Cum Laude graduating with Leadership Honors in the Honors College with International Distinction. She has served as a chairperson for FTK a non-profit organization that helped raise over $40,000 for children and families affected by pediatric cancer. She was a nominee for a Martinello Award for her Inquiry paper which discussed the effects of music on human emotions. Alyssa is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education at Texas Tech University with a concentration in curriculum development. She enjoys learning about new cultures through people she meets and has studied abroad in Spain and China.

Alyssa has taught at San Antonio, Texas and is presently working in the Education Outreach Division at the United States Library of Congress. Alyssa’s mother is from the small U.S.-Mexico border town of Brownsville, Texas and her father was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

Why do you teach?

I teach because I find that being a part of the children’s life and learning experience to be very rewarding. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and I am invested in cultivating student success.

What do you love about teaching?

I love teaching because I get to watch the students grow intellectually. Being in a classroom is something I look forward to every day, it allows me to construct a caring, encouraging and creative environment that is conducive to learning. I am happy to teach knowing I make a positive impact on our nation’s future.