Alisha Price, Teacher Leader,
Bridgeport Public Schools, Bridgeport, CT
Alisha Price is a veteran Bridgeport Public School educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. She currently serves in the capacity as a sixth grade Literacy and Social Studies Teacher and Mentor Teacher at Hallen School. Alisha has been recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year and for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, her leadership and advisory involvement consists of committee membership on the Social Emotional Learning, School Governance, Turn-Around Arts, School Climate, and Data Analysis Teams.
Throughout her career, Alisha has worked tirelessly to build her capacity as a teacher through professional development, seeking best practices to promote positive student outcomes. Additionally, she works to amplify student voice and agency by encouraging and empowering students academically and socially with authentic, rigorous, and relevant learning opportunities. Alisha has received countless hours of training in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices. She was featured on CPTV-Frontline’s segment on Mental Health During COVID-19, in which she discussed how social emotional competence equipped her and her students during the pandemic.
Alisha is actively involved in community and civic engagement in the city of Bridgeport. She serves in leadership roles and as a member on several boards of directors for non-profit organizations that promote education advocacy and student and family empowerment.
Alisha earned her Masters of Science in Education from the University of Bridgeport, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. She is a certified Connecticut Department of Education TEAMS Mentor Teacher, Peer Observer, and trained facilitator in Restorative Practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP).
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