Alex Cowling – 6th-8th Grade Transition Instruction at Wilma Rudolph Learning Center – Chicago, IL
Alex is a special education teacher at Wilma Rudolph Learning Center, a Chicago Public School on Chicago’s near westside. Alex has his Master’s in Special Education, an LSB2 in transition and curriculum adaptation, and an ESL endorsement. Alex is currently serving as Rudolph’s case manager and working with middle school students to prepare for the transition to high school. Prior to Rudolph, Alex taught high school special education for 6 years in a full inclusion setting.
Alex has worked with students who have a wide variety of needs, and he believes that the best way to support student learning is to get to know your students’ strengths and interests and incorporate them into instruction. During the 2020/21 school year, Alex won a grant that provided the school with gardening and kitchen equipment and has been working with students to grow their own vegetables and make meals with them at school.