Alexis Jones, Ph.D., is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is an assistant professor of education at Eastern Illinois University. Previously, she spent 12 years as an elementary school teacher before leaving the classroom for district office experience. As a district-level staff development coordinator, she planned and implemented professional development sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. During that time, Alexis received National Board Certification and a Middle Childhood Generalist certificate.
Alexis holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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