Alexandra Cozell

Alexandra Cozell
Special Education Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role
As a Special Education Teacher, I live by my motto that all students can make progress, meet their goals, and fulfill their potential. All students have strengths and weaknesses, experience obstacles, and can find success. By developing strong relationships with students, teachers, families, and other members of the school community, I find that collaboration is key to high student outcomes. I believe in shifting student mindset from “I can’t” to “I can’t… YET”. By utilizing a creative problem-solving outlook and an unwavering belief in all students, I strive every day to promote mastery of the ABCs of Success for all students.

Professional Background
I am excited to join ATS in the SY 20-21 school year! I have previously taught PK-8th grade special education as a self-contained, resource, and inclusion teacher. I have also served as a 5th grade instructional coach, Director of Student Interventions, and a Campus Director of Student Support. I am a proud alumnae of Goucher College where I completed two bachelor’s degrees: Special Education & Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture. I am pursuing a graduate program at George Mason University to become an Assistive Technology Specialist. I was a member of the DOD/MDA’s first STEM educators cohort, and have served as a soccer, drum line, and robotics coach.

Personal Interests
I have many hobbies and interests. My #1 hobby is spending time with my dog and cats. I enjoy crafting, photography, wood-burning, and trying my hand at various arts & crafts. I love to cook and bake, and have become very creative as I became gluten-free as an adult. I really enjoy exploring local hiking, nature walks, and other outdoor activities, especially at Fountainhead State Park and Great Falls National Park. I am happy anytime I’m in the water, whether it’s swimming in the ocean or kayaking on a river. As a former soccer player, and massive fan, I spend most weekends watching soccer games and serving as a board member of an official supporter’s group local branch.

Literary Connection
I absolutely love reading, but I would say if I could pick one, my “literary connection” would be Strega Nona. It is a book I cherished in childhood and now love to share with students. It is one of those books just feels at home in my heart. I love to share the Italian language with students, and have discussions regarding curiosity and unintended consequences.