Exercise and Helping Her Community
New York, United States
Holding a master of arts in childhood education from Fordham University and a certificate of gifted education from Hunter College, Alexandra Karlson has been working as a teacher for nearly a decade. First starting as a New York City Teaching Fellow at PS 161M, she soon became the lead teacher for kindergarten and first grade and has since held such positions as first grade tutor for the Princeton Review, adjunct professor at Hunter College, and preschool and kindergarten tutor for Manhattan Edge. Dedicated to helping her students receive the best education possible, she has participated in Teacher’s College several times and trained with the Reading Reform Foundation. Alexandra Karlson is also currently working towards a master of science in speech language pathology at Columbia University while serving as a teacher for talented first graders at Hunter College Elementary School. Outside of work, Ms. Karlson enjoys long-distance running. She has run both the New York City half and full marathons, along with the Brooklyn half marathon. Every day she takes a run through Central Park with her dog. Additionally, she enjoys trying new exercise classes. She has taken mixed martial arts and spinning classes, and often rides her bike around the city. An active member of the community, Alexandra Karlson has volunteered with the International Center and Venceremos Brigade. She also coached chess for third and sixth grade students at PS 161.