After being a first grade associate in 2019-20, Alissa Sommer will lead a first grade classroom to start the 2020-21 school year. She also works with our after-school program. She came to Academy after teaching first grade for 10 years at Nannie Berry Elementary in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Alissa grew up outside of Dayton and attended the University of Michigan on a soccer scholarship where she earned a B.A. in education. She then taught second grade at a private school, Grace Christian Academy in Taipei, Taiwan, and then taught first grade at Trotwood Preparatory and Fitness Academy near Dayton, before earning her M.Ed. with reading endorsement from the University of Findlay. Outside of work, Alissa loves children’s books and spending time with family. Her husband Tom is a chef and they have two children, Isaac (10) and Sadie (1). 

  • B.A. University of Michigan , Education
  • M.Ed. University of Findlay , Reading Endorsement