Alexis Harewood joined the Foundation in 2017.
Previously, Alexis was a sixth, eighth, and tenth grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher in the Boston Public Schools (BPS), where she worked largely with English Language Learners and students with special needs. In addition to her teaching duties, Alexis also facilitated a number of after school programs. She was the Lead Debate Coach at Kennedy Academy, where she helped students prepare for monthly debate competitions across Boston, and was an instructor with a Saturday Scholars program and a Reader’s Circle program, where she helped to build students reading and writing skills.
Eager to see students across the city succeed, Alexis has also served as an instructor and coach at a number of other education programs outside of BPS. For the past three years, she has served an SAT/ACT Prep Instructor for A List Education, and as a TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and Spanish Instructor at Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture, where she taught Spanish I and II to native Japanese speakers, and prepared native Japanese speakers to pass the TOEIC exam. For the past two years, she also worked as a Dual Teacher with the Summer Advantage program where she taught reading and mathematics to K-2 students.
Alexis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.