Phone: (785) 832-5720


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Alyssa Cruickshank

Teacher for Students with Vision Impairments
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Hillcrest Staff 2015-Present
Hi, I am currently serving students with vision and/or hearing impairments. I am from Fayetteville, Arkansas so I grew up as a Razorback fan. I have been teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing for over 20 years and students with vision impairments for 8 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. I earned my master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Teaching Students with Vision Impairments from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. I love teaching students of all ages braille, sign language, technology, and many other skills they need to be successful. I enjoy running and hanging out with my daughter who is a Junior at KU.