Alexandra Downer is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Illinois Change Agent Teacher Leader. Alexandra is a 2nd grade teacher at Henry O. Tanner Elementary School. She is a member of the school’s Culture and Climate Committee, the chair of the school’s annual Fun Day Carnival, and the chair of the biannual Scholastic Book Fair. She was on the instructional leadership team and has taught many grades, but has spent most of her time in primary grades. She received a BA in Elementary Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education, and has completed several courses towards her Endorsement in ESL/Bilingual Education.