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  Alexandra Moses
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an education writer and mom of two who splits time between running my kids to sports practice and writing from home while they bounce on the couch cushions. I've done a cover story on grade schools for Working Mother, a parenting essay on work-life balance for washingtonpost.com, and a piece on toddler eating habits for Parenting: The Early Years. In my 15 years as a reporter, I've written numerous service pieces with expert tips and multiple sidebars. I specialize in education and parenting issues.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 5 Years
Reporter 17 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 3 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Education 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Edutopia/Edutopia.org (11+), Asia Society (11+), NEAMB.com (3-5), Instructor Magazine (3-5), Working Mother (1-2), Univerity of Phoenix (1-2), The Hechinger Report (1-2), Parenting (1-2)
Other Work History
Reporter, The Associated Press (Detroit/Lansing,1998-2004)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Keynote, Mac OS 10
Equipment
Digital camera, audio recorder, desktop computer, laptop
References
Available upon request
Associations
Education Writers Association, American Library Association
Other
Bachelor's degree in English (studied one semester at Oxford University); master's degree in journalism; MLS plus school library media certification expected May 2013.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Working Mother, 8/1/2012)
Service piece about the key things kids don't get in the classroom, and how parents can work on these skills at home.
(Phoenix Focus, 8/1/2011)
A feature story highlighting three of the strategies that are working in K-12 classrooms today: Cultural competence, social and emotional learning and digital literacy.
(University of Phoenix Faculty Matters, 6/1/2011)
This articles explores today's university classroom, and how instructors must embrace the spate of tech tools that students to class.
(Instructor Magazine, 11/29/2010)
Story on how teachers can take action to improve their school as a workplace -- and how that trickles down to the students.
(The Hechinger Report, 5/12/2010)
Story about the challenges in training a growing pool of career-changers, and how teacher training in general is under fire.
(Working Mother, 8/8/2009)
Advice for busy moms on the key elements of a great grade school -- and what they can do to help their school be the best.
(Edutopia, 8/4/2009)
Analysis of one of the Obama Administration's core reforms for education: Fixing failing schools. This is one of four stories from 8/4/09 that ran on http://www.edutopia.org
(Edutopia.org, 5/1/2009)
Today's career and technical education classes teach kids more than how to saw wood or change oil; they're integrating 21st Century skills with cutting edge technology to produce students ready for the workforce.
(Edutopia.org, 2/20/2009)
Analysis of what schools might expect in extra technology funding under the federal stimulus package.
(Edutopia.org, 11/1/2008)
Story about curriculum that not only encourages student service, but teaches the meaning of philanthropy.
(Edutopia, 9/28/2008)
Teachers across the country give their students lessons on finance, but it's not always easy to fit in this kind of real-life instruction, even when economic times suggest it's necessary.
(Blurdigital.com, 8/15/2008)
An overview of how schools are doing when it comes to incorporating multicultural education.
(Edutopia, 8/1/2008)
At a Chicago-area school, teachers stop being the only educators in the room when students hit the Web.
(Edutopia, 6/1/2008)
A look at the lack of technical support in public schools and some of the innovative ways schools are getting around it.
(Edutopia.org, 3/1/2008)
(Edutopia.org, 4/1/2007)
Feature story about a middle school taking project-based learning to the extreme.
(Administrator Magazine, 10/1/2006)
Feature story on students who photographed their deteriorating schools as part of efforts to improve these conditions.
(Teacher Magazine, 10/1/2005)
Writing Samples  
(alexandramoses.com, 11/29/2010)
Musings on the work-life-school-kids balance.
(Hybridmom.com, 7/15/2010)
Blog post on embracing the joy that is being a mom.
(Metro Times, 8/11/2004)
Cover story about a young reporter who went to Iraq, started a newspaper and then wrote a book about it.
(Metro Times, 3/21/2004)
Story about photographer Dawoud Bey and his work with Detroit high school students.
(Associated Press, 8/1/2002)
Feature story on composer Bright Sheng.
Contact Info
  Alexandra Moses
Washington, DC 
USA

Tel: 202-531-3696  
E-Mail: armoses@gmail.com
Website: http://www.alexandramoses.wordpress.com