Phone: 803-476-4484

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Degrees and Certifications:

PACE Certification Master's Degree, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Bachelor's, The University of South Carolina

Ms. Mullaney

I am thrilled to be teaching at River Springs Elementary School! I love the dedication and positive energy here at the River!

 

This is my 16th year teaching art and my 6th year teaching in Lexington/Richland School District 5.  I am truly honored to share my love of art with your beautiful children.  Before teaching in South Carolina, I taught art for 11 years in a variety of schools in the Chicago area.  I taught at Morgan Park Academy, Beacon Therapeutic Day School, KAM Isaiah Israel Preschool, and The Sue Duncan Children’s Center.  

 

Prior to working in education, I worked as a registered art therapist and licensed, clinical counselor in the Chicago area with special needs children for seven years.  I created a variety of wellness programs in community mental health, private practice and served as a mental health consultant for Head Start Preschool programs.  I am passionate about using art to promote emotional and social growth and fell in love with being in the classroom setting.  I realized that I could best serve children in educational settings teaching them life-long, self-expression skills. 

 

My husband and I have been married for 24 years!  He is a native Irmo guy and we relocated back here 8 years ago to be near family.  Affectionately, I refer to him as “Saint Stephen” and I am very proud of the work he does as a health care provider, serving the uninsured in Columbia.  We have 2 incredibly active sons, Colin and Thomas who play almost every sport known to man.  During my “free time”, I love making all kinds of art; painting, drawing, mixed media, fibers, and practicing yoga! https://www.alyssamullaney.com/

 

If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.  The best way to reach me is by email:  amullane@lexrich5.org