George Lucas Educational Foundation

Alexander Parker

Fourth-Grade Teacher

Alex is a fourth-grade teacher at Cossitt Avenue Elementary School in La Grange, Illinois. Outside of the classroom, Alex is a curriculum consultant for The Nora Project, a disability inclusion focused nonprofit. His research work for the organization led to him being named the 2019 Yale University Teacher Action Prize winner.

Alex is also a senior policy fellow for Teach Plus Illinois, where he helped co-create Teach to Change Illinois Now, an anti-bias/anti-racist toolkit for educators. As a policy fellow, he also worked on the development of the Illinois Virtual Instructional Coach and Building Mentor Program.


Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia is a free source of information, inspiration, and practical strategies for learning and teaching in preK-12 education. We are published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
Edutopia®, the EDU Logo™ and Lucas Education Research Logo® are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries.