Alexia Chatfield is a secondary ELA teacher in Montgomery County. She grew up in the DMV area and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Upon graduation, Alexia continued her studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English Literature and a Teaching Certificate in Secondary English Education. Alexia was also a teaching fellow for the national nonprofit Breakthrough Collaborative, which is where she first realized her passion for education.
Alexia currently teaches 9th grade English at Walter Johnson High School but previously taught 7th grade English at Silver Creek Middle School. This year, Alexia will also be advising the literary and arts magazine at Walter Johnson, Spectator and this past summer she taught an online summer SAT course. Throughout her career Alexia has had a variety of experiences tutoring students of different ages and with different needs. Her work has mostly focused on improving students’ writing and grammar skills, reading comprehension, and executive functioning skills (organizational management), but she has extended her tutoring to some other content as well. Most of Alexia’s students have been in middle school and early high school (6th-10th grade). When Alexia isn’t teaching, you’d likely find her painting, reading, roadtripping, eating, or doing crossword puzzles