Executive Functions Coach
Alyssa Archer-Cooper, B.A., B.F.A., M.Ed. Candidate
Alyssa is a full-time student who is completing her Master's program in Educational and Counselling Psychology, with a focus on inclusive education at McGill University. She has been a member of the research team, SPARC McGill (Social Policy, Advocacy, Research and Community) since October, 2016. Alyssa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Politics, Law and Society from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction in Art Education and Visual Arts from Concordia University. She has a CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training certification and a DAFA (Diplôme d’Aptitude aux Fonctions d’Animateur) training certification from the Leisure and Culture Department in the City of Dorval.
Alyssa is a resourceful and innovative teaching professional who is trained in a wide variety of artistic mediums. She currently has her black belt certification in kyokushin karate with over 15 years' worth of experience in training and teaching. Alyssa also has years of experience as an art and dance educator with a high level of organization and interpersonal skills. With a talent for promoting social inclusion, creativity, and open-mindedness, Alyssa has been passionate and committed to working with the special needs community for many years. She is currently employed as a dance instructor and choreographer at a private school that services special needs students; as well as the founder of her own dance and fitness program for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities in the West Island. Alyssa is driven and motivated, and has a positive and peaceful demeanour.