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Alexander S. Aschoff

Alexander S. Aschoff is district coordinator of science for Proviso Township High Schools in Forest Park, Illinois. He coaches teachers to deliver quality science curriculum that aligns with the district’s strategic plan to be an equity-focused institution of educational excellence.

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Alexander S. Aschoff

Alexander S. Aschoff is district coordinator of science for Proviso Township High Schools in Forest Park, Illinois. He started his teaching career in 2004 as a science teacher at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. During his tenure as a classroom teacher at Proviso East, Alexander taught conceptual chemistry, honors chemistry, AP chemistry, conceptual physics, honors physics, and aviation physics. In 2017, he became the chair of the science department and helped successfully lead the school to earn the distinction of being the first high school–level Marzano Academy in the United States.

In 2020, Alexander became the division head of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, where he established STEM course pathways to ensure graduates are college and career ready. As the district coordinator of science for Proviso Township, Alexander coaches teachers to deliver quality science curriculum that aligns with the district’s strategic plan to be an equity-focused institution that provides educational excellence.

Alexander served as the Empower liaison while Proviso East established itself as a personalized competency-based school. In this role, he helped design and provide professional development on the learning management system with the goal of improving the user experience for teachers, students, and parents. Alexander’s strong belief in personalizing instruction and building student agency—which stems from his many years working in and observing the inequities associated with a low-income district that serves minority populations—led to improved teaching and learning. He was instrumental in leading professional development sessions within Proviso East to help teachers learn and apply the Marzano Academies’ 16 indicators.

Alexander received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois State University, a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago, and an endorsement in English as a second language from Dominican University.