Janice Alvarez

Educational Consultant, Tutor, Reading Specialist 

Janice Alvarez has worked in the Jersey City education system for 16 years. She began as a third grade teacher, and then taught Middle School Mathematics and Language Arts for 8 years, before becoming a K-8 Reading Specialist. She is also an adjunct Literacy professor at New Jersey City University where she teaches pre-service teachers the importance of literacy in all content areas. 

Janice was the 2018 New Jersey Literacy Association’s Literacy Teacher of the Year, and the 2017 Governor’s Educator of the Year. She has been involved in various pro-bono community activities involving the ILA, NJLA, and NJAMLE, as well as serves as secretary for Children and Family Resources of Mount Arlington. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. 

Janice is passionate about education, and is heavily involved in empowering teachers to follow best practices by providing engaging professional development opportunities. She has presented at various conferences including one’s NJCTE, NJAMLE, and the ILA. She also writes several blogs, and is currently working on creating her own website and book. Janice can be found on Twitter under the handle @teachalvarez.  She honors all educators and believes in their capacity to change the world one student at a time!