About Alyssa Jodoin


Alyssa Jodoin was born in Ontario, Canada. She received her honors bachelor’s degree in English Literature and History from Lakehead University and her bachelor’s of Education from Lakehead University in 2015, where she specialized in English as an Additional Language.

Upon graduation, Alyssa worked at an International school in China, teaching English literature, communications, university/life planning, and social studies. She was the Head of Department, curriculum writer, and coordinator for English 11 and Communication 12. In this position, she also worked with students preparing for the IELTS exam.

When she returned to Canada, she began working at Lakehead University, teaching English for Academic Purposes in the International Student Department. In this position, she taught adult working professionals to advance their English for university or career purposes.

Alyssa’s leadership journey continued as she assumed the role of the English department head in Medellin, Colombia, where she has been for the last 5 years.  In addition to teaching AP Literature, she has been the lead curriculum writer for a creative writing and literary analysis course, The Art of Fiction, demonstrating her ability to manage and guide others.

Alyssa’s teaching philosophy is rooted in the principles of systems thinking, emphasizing the profound impact of listening, trust, and action in empowering communities and individuals. As an educator, she considers herself a storyteller, weaving together knowledge and experiences to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

Alyssa Jodoin