Alisia Thompson is an educator with over 10 years of experience teaching in K-12 schools, community colleges, and 4-year universities. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, teacher training, program development, and assessment. Thompson earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California and then began her career as a high school biology teacher. As a classroom teacher, she developed a passion for curriculum development which led her to pursue a Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed) in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Long Beach. Thompson has since continued her education and is currently completing her Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Leading Instructional Change.
Thompson began working with Tarzana Treatment Centers College in 2021 as a member of the school’s Advisory Committee. In 2022 she was hired to serve as the chair of Project Open Doors, the college’s GED preparation program. Within her role, she is passionate about providing meaningful learning experiences and holistic support for all students.