Phone: 352-465 6720 Ext. 55250
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English 6 - 12 Reading Endorsement ESOL Endorsement Spanish K - 12
Mrs. Jesyka Alvarez-Colon
I am very excited to be part of the amazing DMS Tiger family. I moved to Dunnellon last year and I absolutely love this town. I began my teaching career as an English teacher at a Christian private school in 1994, where I taught 2nd, 5th, 10th, and 11th grade for two years, while finishing college at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned my B.A. in Secondary English Education graduating with honors. After graduating, I worked for the Public School System of Puerto Rico for four years, then moved to Central Florida in 2000. I worked in Orange County Public Schools for six years and Osceola County Public Schools for eleven years. I now call Marion County home and I couldn’t be happier.
I have been blessed with three children. My oldest son, Kevin, is 21 years-old and he is going on his fourth year at UF. Go Gators! My daughter Melanie is 18 years-old and graduated from high school; and my youngest son, Noah, is almost 5 years-old and starting VPK. I am passionate about reading, I love spending time with my family, and I enjoy outdoor activities.