Maquita Alexander | Head of School
M.S., Education Technology Leadership, George Washington University
B.S., Psychology & M.T. Early Childhood Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
An active problem solver and strategist, Maquita enables Yu Ying to utilize the flexibility of the charter school structure to maximize the benefits of immersion education. With over 20 years of public education experience, Maquita brings a wealth of knowledge to Washington Yu Ying PCS as Head of School. Beyond her normal responsibilities, Maquita integrates the values she promotes at Yu Ying into her everyday life. Whether she’s traveling to China to find potential sister school partnerships or immersing herself in local, national and global education conferences, Maquita is continuously looking for innovative ways to evolve the learning curriculum and student experience at Yu Ying. As a non-native Chinese speaker, she’s also hoping to soon become fully bilingual in Chinese. For now though, she “loves the chance to shape the future” by nurturing open-minded, global citizens that celebrate diversity.