As part of the Bring Your Legislator To School Day initiative in New York, Lexie Woo hosted State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. at Public School 49 The Dorothy Bonawit Kole School in Brooklyn. In preparation for the visit, we asked Lexie why she was excited to participate in Bring Your Legislator To School Day, here's what she said:
Lexie Woo is a Grade 4 special educator at PS 49- The Dorothy Bonawit Kole School in Queens, NYC. She has been teaching for six years, at both middle school and elementary levels. Outside the classroom, Lexie has been working in education policy and research for the past four years. She recently co-authored, "Paths for All: Implementing the Common Core for Unique Student Populations," a policy paper with Educators4Excellence. Additionally, Lexie is a current fellow of a literacy teacher-researchers group, the Literacy Teachers Initiative, at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.