Get to know ALO7’s 2019 Online Teacher of the Year, Annette N., in this video interview. With a background in music, some may find it surprising that Annette found her way to teaching English online to Chinese students. Once you hear how passionately she talks about her students and job with ALO7, you’ll understand why she is the perfect fit for this vocation and why she won the ALO7’s Online ESL Teacher of Year award.
As part of her award, ALO7 is flying Teacher Annette to attend an educational conference and to help celebrate ALO7’s 15th Anniversary.
Dalissa McEwen is passionate about education and believes that learning is a lifelong pursuit. When unable to find educational resources in her own community, she founded an educational co-op for over 100 families and had articles on education published online. Prior to jumping into the field of online education, one of her favorite jobs was working as the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine focused on art, music, and culture. She’s also worked in the field of social media for the past 25 years.
Currently, Dalissa is ALO7’s social media manager and blog editor. In her free time, she volunteer teaches art at a local center for Latinx immigrants, and she shows her personal artwork in galleries.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA, and TESOL certification.