Seventh & Eighth Grade Teacher, Light of the World Academy
While she knew from her earliest days that she was meant to work with children, Lexi questioned a career in teaching while she was in college. The world of education seemed bogged down in testing, and regulation - the focus on young minds was almost lost. While she weighed her career options, she found herself working in a hardware store. One day, a customer came in and told her about a little Montessori charter school down the road - intrigued, she applied for the 7th & 8th grade opening, and rediscovered true passion for the classroom and for teaching. Now a thriving Montessori instructor, Lexi is proud of her individualized classroom, where students have unique plans that meet their unique growth needs, no matter where they are academically. She truly loves teaching middle school - and feels a key component to supporting these young minds is giving them room to socially and emotionally mature. Described by her fellow educators as a relentless innovator and advocate for kids, Lexi is highly appreciated at LOTWA.