My name is Alexandra Baule, but I go by Alex. A true (upstate) New Yorker, I was born and raised in Syracuse, graduated from Buffalo in 2012, and have now settled into the Hudson Valley. Currently, I work as the director of an early childhood learning center. Our center cares for children 8 weeks to 12 years old. From a very young age my goal was to be a teacher, but it has been within the past seven years that I have become entirely invested in early childhood education. Since early childhood is my passion, it will be the lens I use for much of the work that I do. I am actively involved with our local chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have had the opportunity to present at state and national conferences. I also teach a Child Development Associate course to adults who are seeking that credential.