Alexa Avila Bront
Alexa Avila Bront is a high school Biology teacher at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn, NY. Sunset Park High School is a newly constructed public high school with three small learning communities: Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Health and Human Services. Sunset Park High School is an inclusive school where students prepare for college through inquiry driven instruction. Alexa is one of the founding teachers at the high school, and has become an integral part of the leadership at the school. She is currently the 9th grade team leader, and was the team leader for the teachers who taught the 9th grade summer credit recovery program in 2011. Alexa received a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University in 2002, and attended three years of medical school at St. George's University from 2006 to 2009. She then became a New York City Teaching Fellow, and obtained her MST from Pace University in 2011. She is looking forward to collaborating with her peers as she reflects on her leadership skills.