Inspiring, Engaging, Real

Thousands agree that whether presenting virtually or in-person, Alex is an inspiring, engaging speaker who connects with all generations. He tells refreshingly honest stories of his experiences as a teacher and leader, and interweaves them with proven strategies that can be implemented the very next day to make an immediate impact on the lives of students or employees. Alex customizes every talk based on your needs. His keynotes, workshops and trainings inspire audiences to teach and lead with passion and courage, and create the world as it can be.

No crowd too small or large! Whether it’s working with your school, district or organization, Alex is the ideal professional speaker for your next event.

In addition to delivering a powerful keynote, Alex is happy to lead breakout sessions on various topics that fit your needs.

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Alex’s book, Owning It, was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. He is happy to stay and sign books all day long!

Just some of the groups that have been ignited by Alex’s Messages:
 Antelope Valley High School District
 Arizona Charter Schools
 Best of Out-Of-School-Time (BOOST)
 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 CA Distinguished Schools
 CA STEM Summit
 CA STEM Symposium
 California Parent Teacher Association
 California Teachers of the Year Foundation
 California Teachers Summit
 California Title 1
 Clark County School District
 CSU Fullerton
 CSU San Diego
 CSU Stanislaus
 Delano USD
 Denair USD
 Elevating & Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2)
 Fontana USD
 Ft. Stockton ISD
 Gear Up
 Glasscock County ISD
 Greater San Diego Math Council
 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
 Head Start
 Innovative Video in Education Awards
 Kappa Delta Pi
 Learning Forward
 Learning Support After School Programs
 Lubbock-Cooper ISD
 Marathon County Special Education
 Michigan Association of Public School Academies
 Migrant Education Programs
 Morris County Vocational School
 National Association of Bilingual Educators
 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
 National Network of State Teachers of the Year
 National Teacher of the Year Program
 National Title 1
 National University
 Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics
 New Horizons Charter School
 No Excuses University
 Northern Nevada Teacher Leadership Summit
 Northwest Human Resources Management Association
 Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics
 Omaha Public Schools
 Portland Human Resources Association
 Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA)
 Roosevelt ISD
 San Diego County Office of Education
 South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics
 Southern Nevada Leadership Symposium
 St. Mary’s College
 STE[a]M Ascend
 Teacher of the Year Leadership Summit
 TEDx Encinitas
 TEDx Village Gate
 TEKS Resource System
 Texas Education Services Centers
 Texas Title 3
 Torrance Association of School Administrators
 Torrance USD
 Turlock USD
 University of California, Berkeley
 Virginia Assoc. of Federal Education Program Administrators
 Washoe County School District
 Xavier School of Excellence

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Check out what people are saying about Alex!

“I LOVE that guy!”

Katie Couric
CBS Evening News

“Some of the most creative work I have ever seen a teacher do.”

Dr. Harry K. Wong
Author, The First Days of School

Dr. Harry K Wong

“I gained so many fresh ideas and a better attitude after hearing Alex speak. This is the best event I have attended in my 25 years as an educator!”

M. Medlin
Shallowater ISD, TX

M. Medlin

“This was the greatest inservice that I have ever been a part of in my seven years of teaching! I am leaving inspired and excited to try all of the things that Alex taught us today.”

Lindsay Powers
Indian Hill Elementary (Omaha, NE)

Lindsay Powers

“WOW! Worth my entire summer! I’d love to attend more of your presentations. Great, applicable ideas!”

J. Scott
Back-to-School Convocation (Odessa, TX)

J. Scott

“I am speechless over the impact and brilliance of your teaching approach.”

Ann Wolfe
Fullerton College Event

Ann Wolfe

“Your presentation was awesome! It was inspiring to see how much you do to reach your students. You were truly the highlight of the conference.”

Leeann LeBouef
NCTM National Conference Attendee

Leeann LeBouef

“Alex was a fabulous presenter. He kept my attention from the first minute to the last. Bring him back soon!”

A. Escobar
Slaton ISD

A. Escobar

“This was one of the BEST and most useful workshops that I’ve been to! I will definitely share all of Alex’s ideas with my colleagues!”

Delinda Lucke
A.B. Duncan Elementary, TX

Delinda Lucke

“Thank you for all the practical tips! It’s good to know that even an ‘expert’ has had difficulty with classroom management. This has been the most relevant inservice I have been to in the past two years. It has helped me crystallize some of the ideas I want to implement in my classroom.”

Cassie Nash
Sarkey’s Math Conference (Oklahoma City, OK)

Cassie Nash

“Our students are already benefiting from your work!  Your message was not only heard, but I am already seeing several strategies and techniques you shared happening in our classrooms and on campus.  I hear positive dialogue amongst staff about your day with us.  The best part is that our students are being Kajitanized!  You are affecting kids you have never met in a positive way.  You have already made a difference in their lives.”

Tim Halloran
Principal, Farifield High School (Fairfield, CA)

Tim Halloran

“Alex’s stories are so real and relevant to our teachers and students. He’s a teacher who has ‘been there’ and knows what it takes to succeed with our students.”

Kayla Morrison
Assistant Superintendent, Roosevelt ISD, TX

Kayla Morrison

“I am a teacher of 23 years who was burned out. Alex’s session has given me new insight into teaching students. Thank you for your work. I am looking forward to teaching again.”

V. Dillon
Frenship ISD

V. Dillon

“Alex was an inspiring example of what teaching is all about. He was thought-provoking and real.”

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CA PTA Annual State Conference Attendee

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“Listening to you (Alex) has given me the courage to change some of the things I do in my class, for some of the more ‘out of the norm’ ideas. Thank you for the inspiration!”

Dawn Aschoff
Foyil, OK

Dawn Aschoff

“Alex’s strategies allow any student to be successful, and they give hope we can still connect with students on a personal level.”

Christy Holdman
Workshop Attendee (Lubbock, TX)

Christy Holdman

“This was wonderful, hands-on help. I love a teacher like Alex who is REAL. Thank you for showing us that we are not alone with our challenges!”

Ellen Montgomery
Boise City Public Schools

Ellen Montgomery

“Alex, this was amazing. I am a 46-year-old teacher who teaches 4th grade. You have truly inspired me to do more for my students. I teach at a Title 1 school, and the majority of my students are Hispanic. I really want to be able to connect with my students on a more personal level. I now have LOTS of ideas how!”

Kristie Gilmore
Frenship ISD

Kristie Gilmore

“Besides the great strategies for English Language Learners, the day was very motivational and entertaining. I’m returning to my classroom with a new and energized approach!”

Sue Draper
Back-to-School Convocation (Midland, TX)

Sue Draper

“Thank you for your great talk. I take professional development classes every summer—these are by far the most realistic ideas about teaching. You gave me many ideas to take back and share with my professional learning community.”

Heather Smith
Ponca City West Middle School, OK

Heather Smith

“Great speaker. Great ideas. I will use Alex’s information when training teachers. I will spread the message!”

Michelle Sedberry
Region 17 Education Service Center, TX

Michelle Sedberry

“Alex was an awesome presenter. I learned new strategies to help my students learn the math content. I am definitely going to put this stuff into action!”

Belinda Payan
Guadalupe Elementary

Belinda Payan

“I love Alex’s ideas about incorporating (rap) music into teaching methods. His statistics on student success through using rap music are incredible.”

J. Ybarra
Region 17, Texas

J. Ybarra

“You are a wonderful presenter. You are very passionate about connecting with students, and encouraging and motivating others to do the same. Thanks for your time!”

Lupe Ferrell
Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District

Lupe Ferrell

“Alex, I enjoyed your presentation. I was motivated by your approach to classroom management, and was inspired by your resourcefulness and passion for teaching. It was very fun to hear your raps, and to see the students get involved with the music by making the videos!”

Jose Ramirez
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Jose Ramirez