Alexandra Gerba returns to Avenues this fall in a new position—head teacher in an English section of pre-K. For the past two yeas, Alexandra has been an associate pre-K teacher. She came to Avenues from Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI), where she worked as an associate kindergarten teacher and an associate fours teacher. In the kindergarten class, Alexandra planned and organized the curriculum, coordinated field trips and classroom visits and led classroom activities including morning meetings, writing activities and phonics games. She had similar responsibilities in her role as an associate 4s teacher, where she also led math and literacy lessons and designed curriculum units such as a feelings study and an architecture/design unit. Prior to her work at LREI, Alexandra spent two years as an assistant teacher at City and Country School (New York, NY), where she worked with 2- and 3-year-old children, assisting with separation, daily routines and transitions.
Alexandra also has a good deal of experience as a student teacher, most recently at P.S. 10, where she worked in a Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) kindergarten classroom. In that role she facilitated whole class and small group lessons in math, science, literacy and reading; led small group activities in cooking, art, school research and costume design; and designed and implemented games for English language learners. Alexandra has also served as a student teacher in a first grade class at P.S. 261, a 2nd grade general education class at P.S. 42 and a pre-kindergarten class at the University Settlement Head Start Program.
Alexandra received a B.A. in early childhood education/special education from New York University (New York, NY), with a concentration in Spanish language. She also holds a masters degree in literacy education from Fordham University and New York State certifications in early childhood education and students with multiple disabilities (birth through grade 2).
A native New Yorker, Alexandra enjoys Saturday brunches and exploring local museums and farmers markets. She loves writing, reading, crafting, traveling and finding ways to be on or near the water as much as possible (preferably on a kayak, sailboat or paddle board).
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