Alicia Cardina

Alicia Cardina teaches fifth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. She also taught first and second grades in both Asheville and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She discovered the Responsive Classroom approach during her master’s program in 2006 at Lesley University, and became wholeheartedly committed to implementing the strategies in her own classroom. Following her 10 years of training and application of Responsive Classroom practices, she was thrilled to become a part-time consultant for Center for Responsive Schools, which affords her the opportunity to share this powerful educational approach with teachers all over the country. Alicia deeply values the power of intentional language and building a strong community among both students and teachers. Alicia brings her love for music, art, and nature into the classroom, creating opportunities for her students to explore their own creativity while maintaining deep academic engagement. Outside the classroom, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and sharing time with her friends and family.