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"My favorite stage to be on is inside a classroom." -AW

Alyesha is currently a teaching artist for Street Poets, Inc. - a non-profit mostly serving juvenile injustice-involved youth. She spends much of her time as a teaching artist and mentor and is currently the co-founder and lead instructor of Spoken Literature Art Movement (S.L.A.M.). 

Alyesha regularly facilitates poetry programming and visits classrooms, detention centers and other facilities to teach workshops, guest speak or perform. In addition to poetry, Alyesha has taught workshops and classes in etiquette, life skills and public speaking. Her student audience is far from limited, having worked with a large number of groups, from kindergarten to college-level to the elderly.

  • Dir of Program Development, Teaching Artist - Street Poets, Inc. (Los Angeles, Ca 2018 - present)

  • Co-founder, Lead Teacher - Spoken Literature Art Movement (Los Angeles, Ca 2017 - present)

  • Coach, Mentor - Get Lit Words Ignite (Los Angeles, Ca. 2014-2017)

  • F.L.O.W. Instructor - New Earth (Los Angeles County, Ca. 2014-2016)

  • 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. (Philadelphia, Pa. 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)

Past and Present Positions

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