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Alyssa May

Adjunct


Department
Curriculum and Instruction
Office
McAllan Hall
Phone
732-571-4417
Email
amay@monmouth.edu

Alyssa May

Dr. Alyssa May earned her Ed.D. from Rutgers University with her research focused on the interplay of language, culture, curriculum, and literacy development.  She earned her B.A. in Anthropology with minors in Sociology and Psychology and her M.A.T. with ESL endorsement from Monmouth University. 

Dr. May currently teaches ED-320/550: Teaching Students with Diverse Needs and ED-337/587: Integrated Teaching Methods K-12.  She helps students develop an understanding of the complexities of curriculum, examine research-based pedagogical strategies, and build their repertoire of instructional strategies that are workable in today’s classrooms and which address the needs of diverse learners.

Dr. May has been a kindergarten teacher for Red Bank Borough Public Schools for over 10 years.  She has served many different roles as a teacher leader in her school district including: curriculum developer, grade level leader, presenter, and PD facilitator.  She has presented at several conferences across the state.  In 2018, she began an educational consulting business, Together is Better, to support school districts seeking support in curriculum development, collaboration, and effective practices for English Language Learners. 

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. May was named teacher of the year for Red Bank Primary School in 2013, a Teacher Who Rocks in 2018, and Exemplary Elementary Educator in 2018 by the NJDOE.  She holds Elementary Education, Teacher of English as a Second Language, and Supervisor certifications.   

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Teaching Diverse Populations (ED 550)
  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (ED 320, ED 550)
  • Teaching Students With Diverse Needs (ED 320)

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Spring

  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom - ED 550

2021 Fall

  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom - ED 550

2021 Spring

  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom - ED 550

2020 Fall

  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom - ED 320

2019 Fall

  • Teaching Students With Diverse Needs - ED 320

2019 Spring

  • Teaching Diverse Populations - ED 550
  • Teaching Students With Diverse Needs - ED 320