Poet, Believer.

teaching artist


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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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In addition to being a poet, speaker and event planner, Alyesha spends most of her time as a teaching artist and mentor.
 
Ms. Wise has graced the presence of countless classrooms and has worked with a large number of groups, from kindergarten to the elderly.
 
Her work was used as part of the lesson plan and final exam in Creative Writing II class at Holy Cross High School in Delran, NJ. The students had the pleasure of seeing Ms. Wise in person during visits in 2010, 2011 & 2012.  
 
 
Most Recent Workshops
  • Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) - Philadelphia, Pa [Aug 2013 - Current]
  • Rosemont College - Rosemont, Pa [April 2014]
  • Northeast Treatment Centers (NET) - Philadelphia, Pa [July, 2012 - Nov 2013]
  • Warren Easton Charter School - New Orleans, LA [October 2013]
  • Leeds Young Authors - Leeds, England [July, 2013]
  • People for People Charter School - Philadelphia, Pa [April 2013]
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School (L.I.F.T. Club/ City Year) - Philadelphia, Pa [April 2013]
  • Brandeis University - Waltham, Massachusetts [April 2013]
  • Science Leadership Academy with Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement - Philadelphia, Pa [Oct., 2010. July, 2011. Nov., 2012] 
  • Slam Richmond - Richmond, Va [July, 2012]
  • George School, Summer Program - Newtown, Pa [July & Aug., 2011, July, 2012]
  • I AM WOMAN Poetry & Yoga Series - Philadelphia, Pa [May, June 2012]
  • South Philadelphia High School - Philadelphia, Pa [April, 2012]
  • Russell Byers Elementary School - Philadelphia, Pa [March, 2012]
  • LOUD Inc. -Beaufort, SC [Feb., 2012]
  • Phillips Academy - Ardmore, Ma [Feb., 2012]
  • Ketcham Elementary School - Southeast DC [Sept., 2011]
  • COSEBOC Sankofa - Philadelphia, Pa [Aug., 2011]
  • College Bound Home for Girls - Philadelphia, Pa [July, 2011]
  • Kensington High School - Philadelphia, Pa [Jan., May., & Nov., 2010/ June 2011] 
  • Holy Cross High School - Delran, NJ [May, 2010 & April 2011, April 2012]
Past and Present Positions
  • Co-Coach/Mentor - Get Lit Words Ignite [Los Angeles, Ca 2014]
  • Teaching Artist - Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project [Philadelphia, Pa 2013]
  • Independent Contractor - Woodrow Wilson High School [Camden, NJ 2013]
  • Teaching Artist - Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia/ Project H.O.M.E. (2012)
  • Saturday School Teacher - KIPP Charter School [Philadelphia, Pa 2011-2012]
  • Poetry Teacher - William Dick Elementary School [Philadelphia, Pa 2010-2011]
  • Mentor - Philly Youth Poetry Movement [Philadelphia, Pa 2009-2012]
  • Director of Education - The Lyrical Playground [Philadelphia, Pa 2009-2011]