Amanda Alexander is the Vice President of Policy and Partnership Development at Teachstone.
Amanda is a well-respected and successful leader in education with a strong passion for early childhood education. She has more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in public education. Prior to joining Teachstone, she held senior leadership roles in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) including Interim Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, and Chief of Elementary Schools where she provided leadership and vision for the district’s elementary schools, led a team of principal supervisors, and oversaw early childhood programs.
Amanda began her career as a kindergarten teacher and has served as an assistant principal in the New York City Department of Education and as a principal in DCPS. She later joined DCPS’ central office in a variety of roles with an emphasis on principal supervision. By leveraging a generous grant from the Wallace Foundation, she provided extensive professional learning opportunities for principal supervisors focused on the knowledge and skills necessary to support principals in an era of new rigorous learning standards. For the pioneering work in the field of principal supervision, DCPS was featured in a documentary and publication of the foundation. Over the course of her time as a central office administrator, Amanda also led literacy initiatives and a district-wide taskforce to identify and implement evidenced-based practices to improve student performance. Her efforts in this area were recognized by the Reading Recovery Council of North America which rewarded her with the Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award in 2018.
Amanda has a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Howard University, a M.S.Ed. in educational leadership from Baruch College, and a Ph.D. in education from American University.