Alexandra Figueras-Danielis the Director of Research at Teaching Strategies where she works to support both internal and customer-based data needs and interpretations. In this role Alex also supports the development of pilots focusing on Teaching Strategies products/solutions to inform both company and customer decision-making.
Previous to joining Teaching Strategies, Alex served as a Senior Research Scientist in the Dual Language and Literacy Lab in the department of Behavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. There she worked on a study examining the effects of a web-based coaching and professional development model to enhance language and literacy supports of preschool classroom teachers of dual language learners in New York City. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Research Professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University where she oversaw the collection of data on various large-scale early childhood education research studies. Alex began her career as a preschool teacher in New Jersey’s Abbott program in a dual immersion school. She holds a PhD in Education Policy from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.