B.A. in History, Brooklyn College (CUNY), and M.A. in Secondary Social Studies, Lehman College (CUNY). A former United States Marine, Alex E. Pajares is entering his seventh year as a Social Studies teacher for the NYC Department of Education as a social studies teacher and lead teacher. An Ashland University Presidential Academy for American History and Civics- Selection (2008), Mr. Pajares completed the New and Aspiring Leaders Course at Harvard University and AP training courses at Manhattan College and Fordham University. Mr. Pajares is an amateur photographer and student of history and his observations on Egyptian art were included in Archaeology Magazine in 2008.