Alexandra Nardo

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Alexandra Nardo is an early childhood educator in Chicago Public Schools. She is a Teach For America corps member and a teacher at the Dewey School of Excellence. Alexandra holds a bachelor’s in political science and public affairs from Ohio State University.

She has interned with the U.S. Department of Education, StudentsFirst, Senator Sherrod Brown and Teach For America.

Alexandra is originally from Conneaut, Ohio.

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Posted May 29, 2015

Setting A Floor, Not a Ceiling: Balancing Rigor and Play

As a preschool teacher, I am constantly searching for new and innovative ways to challenge my students academically, while also…

By Alexandra Nardo

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Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

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