Alex currently serves as the Managing Director for PAVE Schools. In this capacity he supports the school based leadership teams in both North Carolina and New York. Before joining PAVE, Alex led Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham, North Carolina for six years. During his tenure the school tripled in size and earned recognition as one of only six charter schools in the state with a track record of closing the achievement gap. Prior to this role he worked at Teach For America for six years, including three years as the Executive Director of the Eastern North Carolina region. Alex began his career in the rural Mississippi Delta where he taught for four years. He holds a B.A. in government from Colby College, as well as a Master’s in Elementary Education and Ed.S in School Leadership from the University of Mississippi. He lives in Durham with his wife and four children.