A New York educator, Alexandra Karlson studied Anthropology as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Upon earning her Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Karlson was accepted into the master’s program at Fordham University, where she received a Master of Arts in childhood education in May of 2008. She continued her studies at Fordham University and completed the Ennis Crosby Graduate Certificate Program. In addition, she enrolled in the speech language pathology preprofessional program at Kean University and will earn a Masters of Science in speech language pathology at Columbia University. In addition to her degrees, Alexandra Karlson possesses a certificate in gifted education from Hunter College and is certified in childhood education by the state of New York.
Among her first teaching jobs, Ms. Karlson accepted a position at PS 161M in New York City. She joined the school as a New York City teaching fellow and lead teacher in the summer of 2006 and taught children in kindergarten and first grade. She helped develop class curriculums for general education in mathematics and reading and provided phonics instruction. Most recently, Alexandra Karlson taught at Hunter College Elementary School summer program and was involved in developing a literacy curriculum for the school’s enrichment program.