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Mrs. DeRita


My name is Alyssa DeRita and I have been teaching ESL for six amazing years! Growing up I always knew that I wanted to become a teacher working with young children, but it wasn't until college that I fell in love with the idea of teaching children from all over the world. I first began my journey by attending Rutgers University majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. After graduation, I went on to obtain my Masters Degree in both English Education and English as a Second Language from Saint Joseph's University. Prior to joining the Voorhees family two years ago, I worked as an ESL teacher at Pennsville School District and Gloucester Township School District.

Aside from my career as a teacher, I am also a wife and a mama to an adorable little boy named Oliver. I also have three fur children, a Golden Retriever named Colby Jack and two Persian cats named Asiago and Brie. (Yes, we love cheese in the DeRita household!) I very much enjoy cooking, being outdoors and traveling the world with my family as often as we can!