Teacher Bio | Alessia Mogavero
Alessia was born and raised in Catania, Italy. After graduating with honors from the University of Catania with a major in English Language and Literature, she worked as College Assistant in the Department of Italian Literature and Philology. In 2000, she won the Competitive Examination for Teaching Qualification held by the Italian Ministry of Education. She taught English Language and Civilization in Catania and became the leader of the Department of Languages. In 2006, she moved to Phoenix, where she earned her Certification as Italian Language Teacher at Berlitz Phoenix Learning Center. In 2008, she achieved the Toastmasters International Competent Communicator Award and taught Leadership Principles and Communication to large audiences in Arizona and Colorado. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Catania Committee inside the Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. organization. Alessia lives in Central Phoenix with her husband and their two girls. She raised her daughters speaking Italian, as she believes that learning a foreign language can highly benefit people of any age, especially if done with curiosity and humor.
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