Meet Mrs. Alessio

This is my eighth year teaching full time and seventh year at St. Augustin. Since the second grade, I’ve lived in the Des Moines area. I attended Mercy College of Health Sciences and Upper Iowa University.   I received my Bachelors of Arts in Education with a Reading Endorsement, as well as an English/Language Arts Endorsement from UIU.  

What I enjoy most about teaching: I love the moments when a student lights up because something clicks. It’s great to see learning in action, and I adore the things the first graders say. They make my heart smile so much!  

About my family: My husband and I have been married for 19 years and met when we attended Dowling Catholic High School. I’m a mom to four girls – two of whom are twins!  Mila is a senior, Lily is a sophomore, and Addi and Elly are in 7th grade. We welcomed a new puppy, Winnie Blu,  to our family in April. 

What I enjoy doing outside of school: Some of my favorite things to do include watching my girls do what they love: playing softball and volleyball and dancing. I love reading, being outside, spending time with my family and friends, and the Chicago Cubs!

"Look with kindness and you will always find wonder." *R.J. Palacio

"The noblest art is that of making others happy." *P.T. Barnum