Syrena Bodden-Alexander

 Syrena Bodden-Alexander is currently an assistant principal for Chicago Public Schools.  She also served the school district as a school psychologist for approximately 12 years.  Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at National Louis University.  She presides as the board president for the Gloria J. Taylor Foundation that was recently awarded a multi-million-dollar TRIO grant.  Additionally, Mrs. Alexander served as board secretary for AAA Alternative School for approximately 5 years.  She is passionate about education, the development of young people and the development of her community at large. Mrs. Alexander is a Christian who has served her church family as a Sunday School teacher for over 10 years. She strives to live with her hand open to help others, as the famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King suggests, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing to help others?”