Alexandria Harvey joined WestEd in 2020, working with the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) to focus on equity, race, and disability work. She leads the Race X Disability Thought Leaders Conversation Series for NCSI, facilitating conversations with national leaders centered on the intersection of race and disability.
Harvey recently earned her PhD in Special Education from the University of Florida where she focused on culturally relevant education. Her dissertation was on the self-efficacy of preservice teachers and their ability to enact culturally responsive classroom management practices.
She began her career in education as a varying exceptionalities teacher in Alachua County Public Schools in Florida. During her time at the University of Florida, Harvey was a graduate assistant for the CEEDAR Center, providing technical assistance for the states of Tennessee, New York, and Florida. She also facilitated a Topical Action Group for Culturally Relevant Education, which aligns closely with her research agenda of culturally relevant education, with a tight focus on culturally responsive classroom management.