Dr. Amanda Alexander began her career as an early childhood teacher at Walker-Jones ES. After joining New Leaders for New Schools as an assistant principal in New York City Public Schools, Amanda returned to Washington, DC to serve as the principal of Bunker Hill ES and Ross ES.
At these schools, she strategically rallied the support of teachers, parents and the community to dramatically improve student achievement as evidenced by double-digit gains on standardized tests. These successes in two very different school communities led then Chancellor Michelle Rhee to charge Amanda with leading a cluster of schools as an instructional superintendent. Impressed with her ability to articulate a vision of educational excellence and attain significant gains at the cluster level, Chancellor Kaya Henderson appointed Amanda to the position of Deputy Chief of Schools in 2013. In this role, she currently supports six instructional superintendents in their supervision of the district’s 79 elementary schools.
Amanda holds a bachelors’ degree in English from Howard University, two master’s degrees, one in curriculum and instruction from Howard University and the second in administration and supervision from Baruch College; and a doctor of philosophy degree in education from American University.