Alexandra Arroyo’s passion lies in educational advocacy and leadership, building and honing her skills in organizations such as YES Prep Public Schools and Teach for America.
At YES Prep, Alexandra served as director of talent development, where she created more than 30 professional development experiences per year for more than 400 educators. She has also served as director of academic programs coaching instructional leaders to support teachers in planning curriculum and instructional execution, as a dean of instruction supporting curriculum development, and as an instructional coach. In prior roles, Alexandra served as a department head for math, science and tech, where she trained faculty, organized benchmarks, and analyzed student data.
At Teach for America, Alexandra took on a variety of roles, from recruiter and math content team leader to curriculum specialist and curriculum coordinator.
Alexandra has taught algebra and psychology, created AP curriculum and dedicated extra time to tutor and advise at-risk students. As an 8th and 9th grade mathematics teacher for Houston ISD right out of college, Alexandra led her students to a 92 percent commended score on the state test and was named Teacher of the Month.
Alexandra earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, a teaching certificate from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston.
She is a graduate of Pine Ridge High School in Volusia County, Florida and loves reading, drawing and Puerto Rican food.