Alexandra Laing

Alexandra Laing

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
Fellowship Placement: U.S. Senate
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL

Alex Laing is a well-respected educational leader working to promote and implement STEM education on a national level. In Alexandra's 15 years in education, she has been a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels, a district K-12 STEM Instructional Specialist, and is currently serving as the Director of School Leadership and Accountability 3DE by Junior Achievement in partnership with Prince George's County Public Schools. Alexandra has presented at numerous national conferences on the implementation of standards-aligned problem-based learning, collaborated with Magnet Schools of America and the Florida Department of Education for science and STEM education, and served as a 2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Congressional Fellow with Senator Jacky Rosen where she helped to develop and introduce multiple pieces of legislation. Alexandra has a B.S. in Elementary and Middle Education, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration at The George Washington University where she is working on her dissertation about the educational leader's role in establishing grading practices that promote student self-efficacy. She has been recognized and highly awarded for her contributions and dedication to education including being named the Boca Raton Rotary Teacher of the Year, the Florida Science Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and a 2020 ASCD Emerging Leader.