Alyssa Brunner currently works as a curriculum and instructional designer for Center for Responsive Schools in the Responsive Classroom Programs Department. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University and her master’s degree from Brooklyn College in childhood education, Alyssa moved from New York to Washington, D.C. When she taught first, second, and fifth grades, she used the Responsive Classroom approach on a daily basis to garner a positive learning environment. In her free time, you can find Alyssa rooting for her favorite football team (go Bills!) or spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and dog.