Middle School Teacher Alyssa Nucaro ’11 Honored with Educator of Excellence Award

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Alyssa Nucaro ’11, a teacher at Wooddale Middle School, is one of five individuals being recognized as a 2019 Educator of Excellence. Presented by the nonprofit organization New Memphis, the awards celebrate transformational leaders working in local schools. 

Originally from Valhalla, NY, Nucaro earned a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. She played basketball and field hockey while at Rhodes, and she served as a tutor at nearby Snowden School—an experience that changed the course of her career. 

Nucaro’s teaching journey recently was featured in The Daily Memphian.