The Venning Road Assistant School Leader, Ms. Alex, first joined CDC when she moved to Charleston from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her passion for children, led her to studying speech and hearing with a focus in adolescence at Edinboro University. After obtaining her degree, she worked in a classroom that focused on assisting children with special needs and there solidified her love of teaching. After moving to the lowcountry, Ms. Alex instantly fell in love with the Children’s Discovery Center and its Reggio inspired philosophy. As a lead teacher and coordinator in the Toddler department since 2017, Ms. Alex was able to shape projects, create new learning spaces and encourage her team of teachers. Ms. Alex believes communication is one of the many keys to educational success. This experience within the CDC leadership structure prepared her for her administrative role in the front office.