Alyssa Downs

Alyssa Downs, High School Classroom Teacher for SpanishClassroom Teacher

MA, Appalachian State University
BA, Appalachian State University

Alyssa Downs earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Master of Arts in Romance Languages at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She began studying Spanish in high school and quickly became fascinated by the language and the opportunity to communicate with Spanish speakers both locally and globally. During college, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Alyssa taught and tutored Spanish at a community college in North Carolina for four years before moving to Pennsylvania in 2017. She became interested in serving the homeschool community after marrying a homeschool graduate (her husband Patrick) six years ago and getting to know many inspiring homeschool families at church.

Besides teaching, she loves to go hiking and cross-country skiing with her husband.

Alyssa has been teaching with the Academy since 2017.