Alex Rock is a high school science teacher at Urban Prep Charter Academies for Young Men in Chicago, Illinois. Since the first graduating class in 2010 all Urban Prep’s graduating seniors have been admitted to four-year universities. While serving as the science department chair Alex has taught Integrated Science I, Integrated Science II, and Chemistry. He leads the Instructional Support Team, and was the head coach for Cross Country and Track and Field. Alex received a B.S.E. in Secondary Chemistry Education from the University of Kansas in 2009. Alex was a Chicago Teach For America corps member and has continued to teach at his placement school. As a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort, he is looking forward to learning how to lead a school community that supports students and teachers reach their potential.