- Director of Acadmic Programs, BASIS DC
Alex has been a teacher and school administrator for 5 years working at both public and public charter schools in DC. His background is in both research academics and education, receiving his BA from American University, a Masters in Psychology/Neuroscience and a Masters in Education from American University. Before becoming a teacher he conducted research into the science of human vision and perception, placing in three consecutive years of the “Best Illusion of the Year” contest held by the Neural Correlate Society. He developed and used his illusions to better understand learning disabilities, even getting some of his work on National Geographic’s TV show “Brain Games.” His interest in learning disabilities deepened for nearly three years while he worked as a therapist for severely autistic children at local non-profit CSAAC.
After becoming a teacher, he developed his leadership skills working for OSSE’s 2014-2015 Science Educators Leadership cadre. At OSSE, Mr. Rose worked with DC Teacher of the Year Finalists, Presidential Math and Science Teacher Awardees, and other qualified teacher-leaders to help roll out the Next Generation Science Standards and to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect teachers in classrooms across the District of Columbia. He also has multiple years of school leadership experience as the Dean of Students for Tier I public charter school BASIS DC PCS. At BASIS DC he has worked on providing rigorous and equitable education for all students by developing and implementing a Restorative Justice program, supporting students and families, and collaborating with other citywide organizations bringing in partners and funding in to build school climate.