B.A. English, Marywood University
Alanna Bright has been an instructor with Penn Foster High School for over six years. Prior to joining the Penn Foster team, she worked as an adjunct English instructor at a local university. Before that, Ms. Bright pursued graduate studies in English rhetoric and composition. During that time, she worked as a teaching assistant, where she discovered her forte for teaching. To further enhance her abilities as an educator, Ms. Bright is currently working towards her master’s degree in education with a specialization in online teaching.
What is one piece of advice you’d like to give students?
Don't compare yourself to others. If we all strive for our individual best at all times, we'll achieve it in time. It's the actual learning process that truly counts.
What are some of your passions?
While reading and writing are certainly among my passions, my family, especially my children, are my greatest passion. I am blessed to have a wonderful family, all of whom have supported me in every one of my endeavors.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve traveled?
During my time in graduate school, I traveled to San Salvador in the Bahamas to conduct linguistics research. Our housing was located in a former naval base, and we got to spend every day in town or at the beach.
What are some of your personal or professional goals?
I am working toward an associate degree in graphic design, as well as a master's degree in education. I hope to complete my training in both fields and eventually embark upon course design for online programs.
What is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength lies in my willingness to question absolutely everything. I take virtually nothing at face value and will question any person and/or situation until I am comfortable with my level of understanding. Although some people find this off-putting, it has served me well thus far, especially in school and at work.