Alexandra Whitehead, Instructional Specialist, is a leader in school turnaround services. Ms. Whitehead is a third-generation educator with several years of experience teaching and coaching in grades PK-5. She started her career as a corps member in Teach for America in Memphis, Tennessee. She wrote curriculum and collaborated with other teachers to implement Common Core aligned instruction and achieve high levels of reading and math growth. She was a founding kindergarten and first grade teacher at a charter school, and served as the Memphis liaison to the Tennessee Charter Schools Association. Following her corps commitment, Ms. Whitehead worked in Washington, D.C. as a teacher and instructional coach supporting teachers PK-5th grade. Her areas of expertise include conceptual math, guided reading, maker-centered and project-based learning, and family engagement.