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Alexandra Medrano

Alexandra Medrano is entering her ninth year as a classroom teacher, having taught throughout the years in traditional public and public charter schools in Colorado. Alexandra currently serves in a teacher-leader role at DSST: Conservatory Green High School. She is the Multilingual Education program coordinator, ensuring that emerging bilinguals receive effective instruction in their content courses by monitoring English proficiency data, analyzing gaps between emerging bilingual and monolingual students, and leading professional development to staff about best practices to support emerging bilinguals. She also co-teaches integrated English language development history courses, adding explicit language instruction to the content in the course. She previously taught Spanish for heritage Spanish speakers and Spanish 1. Alexandra graduated with a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of San Diego and an MA in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity from CU Boulder. Alexandra is a 2020/21 Teach Plus Colorado Fellow