What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alise Cayen is an award-winning English teacher and dance teacher,
curriculum specialist, and Career Pathway Coordinator at Reseda High
School in Southern California. This multi-faceted, multi-talented woman
is also a former model, pageant queen, and a former professional
cheerleader for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders. In addition to
teaching, Alise is an established television producer, writer, and
published children’s book author. Her first book, Patty Pom-Poms was released
When she is not teaching or writing, you’ll find Alise advocating for career pathway programs, performing arts programs, people with special needs, and under-privileged youth.
Alise is a multi-tasking dynamo and consummate optimist who loves learning, laughter, and touching lives.