T Alley

Hello, my name is Terri Alley. Welcome to the REACH 2 & 3 Year Old Classroom!


My experience with young children began in high school when I went to work at a local day care center after school. I knew then that I wanted to work with young children. Later I volunteered with Mental Health of Roanoke Valley and at a group home for people with intellectual disabilities. These experiences lit a passion in me for special needs students. So, I got my bachelor’s degree in early and special education in 1990 and in 2013 I got my master’s degree in special education, both from Radford University. In the past I taught middle school and high school for a short time; but I have been teaching early childhood special education for 23 years! I am currently teaching the REACH 2 and 3 year old class at Fallon Park and I adore it. The little ones light up my day and keep me young.

I have been married to my husband David for 28 glorious years. After 17 years of marriage we were blessed with a beautiful little girl, Charlotte, who is now 11 years old (she is growing up too fast). When I am not teaching; I love to work in my flower beds and in the garden, canning (vegetables, meats, sauces, baking, and just spending time with my family.