From the time she could speak, she could teach. Alexandra has recounted tales of creating a classroom at home in her playroom to teach her younger siblings the math she learned in her first-grade class, even though her pupils were too young to count to ten.
Alexandra's education began at The Shipley School, and she herself enrolled at ES as a student. Her SAT scores improved through her time at ES and she was able to secure a merit-based scholarship at her first choice school! Throughout her undergraduate and graduate experiences, she developed a great love for teaching elementary school students. After she finished her degrees, she returned to the Main Line to teach first grade for a local private school.
While teaching, Alexandra noticed a tremendous opportunity to help young children who were struggling to read. After she joined the ES team in 2008, Alexandra created ES’s Early Reading Program to help young children to learn to read with confidence. Over the years, families with small children requested her help with preparing their older children for standardized tests, especially those who needed extra help in reading. While Alexandra works with students with a range of academic abilities, she specializes in helping students with learning accommodations. Today, in addition to being an instructor, she is also the Director of Education; she trains her fellow instructors and monitors all students' progress.
BA Early Education , BA Sociology, and MA Education with a concentration in Reading