Alex Hargroder

Alex Hargroder, Project-Based Learning Coach and Designer


Alex came to MIT after ten years in public education as a high school English teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal in Louisiana and Texas. He is a Teach for America alumnus and has experience developing curricula, training and coaching teachers, and has recently worked on projects involving wraparound student support, trauma-sensitive and restorative practices, project-based learning, career-technical education, and community partnerships. His current interests are related primarily to issues of equity and creating transformational learning experiences for students and teachers. He holds a B.A. in English from Louisiana State University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.

As a teacher, I never felt complete without my clipboard. Document holder, fan, sun shield, acting prop, door stop--truly a tool for every occasion.