Welcome to our school website. The Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School is an affiliated charter school and represents a unique partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the California Science Center. Our school’s mission is to establish the highest quality educational program for our students. Our curriculum focuses on the innovative use of science, math, and technology as the foundation for a rigorous and exciting multi-disciplinary learning experience for students. We
accomplish this by integrating a “science center-style approach” with the formal educational methods commonly practiced in schools. The Science Center-style instructional approach is rooted in science inquiry with an emphasis on learning from real experiences with real objects, artifacts, and specimens. Activities that are student-centered, self-directed, and intrinsically motivated are the core of our school program.
Educating students to be productively involved in a highly technical society requires the involvement of family, community, business, and professional organizations to create a comprehensive and integrated system of support for students. It is our aim to work with parents to lay a solid foundation for every student academically, socially, and artistically. We boast the active involvement of many of our parents, grandparents, and community members. Located in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles, our school has a dynamic partnership with the California Science Center, the University of Southern California, and other Exposition Park organizations. Our students have the benefit of a rich educational experience that promotes a heightened sense of discovery and curiosity and inspires science learning.
Biography with LAUSD: I have been working with children for over 32 years in LAUSD. I worked as a teacher assistant at 24th Street School for 6 years, teacher and coordinator at Vermont Avenue Elementary for 14 years, Magnet Coordinator at USC/32nd K-12 Magnet School for 2 years, 93rd Street School for 6 years and now at Dr. Alexander Science Center entering my second year. I attended multiple public and private schools over my education experience such as Normandie Ave Elementary, Foshay Middle School and Manual Arts High School. I have attended Santa Monica College, California State University, Northridge for my BA and CSDH for my Masters in Education. In 2019, I received LAUSD/ALLA Principal of the Year award due to the hard work of my entire staff. I lived for 45 years in our neighborhood and I am well invested in developing our entire community and supporting the growth of our children. I pride myself in developing family environments throughout the schools Ive been honored to work at and look forward not in bringing that same mindset to the Exposition Park Community. Welcome to our family and we will make our student scientist innovators of the future in a warm environment.