BPS teacher celebrates career milestone

Mrs. Mohead with three students

Alvenice Mohead, first-grade teacher at Bridges Preparatory School (BPS), is celebrating an impressive career milestone this year. 

Mrs. Mohead, or Mrs. Mo, as she is lovingly called by her students, started her teaching career in 1992. Over the last 30 years, she has taught and shared her knowledge with students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Her impact spans the globe, having taught as far away as Okinawa, Japan. 

“She has made a lasting impression on hundreds of students throughout her career,” said Dr. Leon Lee, BPS K-5 Principal. “I wish that every child could encounter her love, joy, and passion for education.”

From as far back as she can remember, teaching was always Mohead’s plan. “My mother was a teacher for 35 years and Teacher of the Year twice,” Mrs. Mo said. “I couldn’t help but want to follow in her footsteps.” Her three younger sisters are also in education. 

Even after three decades of teaching, Mrs. Mo has the same drive and excitement as the day she started teaching.

“I love watching the children grow from small little seedlings to full grown trees in bloom,” Mrs. Mo said. “They are why I still love doing what I do.”

Mrs. Mo joined BPS in 2019 and “absolutely loves” it. She is currently a first-grade teacher and is the first-grade team lead. In 2021, Mrs. Mo was recognized as the BPS Teacher of the Year. 

“Mrs. Mohead is a truly gifted educator. Her passion for her craft and her attention to establishing an environment where all students are valued and experience safety, joy, and challenge is remarkable,” said CEO Gary McCulloch. “30 years in a career is an accomplishment. We are very fortunate to have her wisdom and expertise guide our young minds for what I hope is many more years to come.”