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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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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