Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Alisa Moore


Alisa Friedman Moore began her journey as an educator at Georgia College and State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She was hired to teach 3rd grade in May 2008 by Cedar Hill Elementary in Gwinnett County. From 2008-2011, Moore attended the Literacy Institute each summer and collaborated with the school counselors to learn how to use empathy and play therapy to build relationships with her students. These skills set a foundation for her successful teaching career.

            From 2011-2014, Moore became a Georgia Pre-k teacher at Kids R Kids in Suwanee, Georgia.  There, she learned how to use music, movement, and play to teach students how to read, write, and communicate effectively with others.  This is where her passion for integrating the arts in education began.

            From 2014-2015, Moore spent the year as a long-term substitute teacher at City Schools of Decatur.  This was an opportunity for her to observe phenomenal educators and learn creative management tactics such as singing in between transitions to keep scholars engaged and focused. 

            From 2015-present, Moore began her journey with Clayton County Public Schools at James A. Jackson Elementary.  She received her gifted endorsement and became a leader in arts integration in her school.  This past summer, she attended an Arts Integration Conference in Washington, D.C.  Moore is honored to be a part of the new Kay R. Pace School of the Arts this year and is excited to see the program continue to change lives and flourish.

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