The Institute For Exceptional for Exceptional Children

Welcome Message From Dr. Barrens-Alexander, Founder of the Institute for Exceptional Children.

At The Institute for Exceptional Children, we believe all children are exceptional in numerous ways and we are excited about the difference we make in each child’s life by finding and enhancing their gifts.  Every child can be college and career ready.  If your child plans to attend an Ivy League institution or chooses to stay close to home and work in trades; we provide support to help achieve that goal.

The Institute for Exceptional Children is committed to providing the building blocks to assure academic success and serves families who:

  1. have exceptional children.
  2. expect their children to be exceptional.
  3. have children who have not yet found their exceptionality.

The Institute for Exceptional children invites one hundred children annually to become members of its institute.  The Institute is constantly looking for families that see optimizing their children’s academic success as a priority.

Meet the Founder – Dr. Angela Barrens- Alexander

Dr. Barrens-Alexander is a skilled educational professional with thirty years in the field of education and twenty years as a school administrator.  Her experience includes positions as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, instructional specialist, master’s program coordinator, and college instructor.

Dr. Barrens-Alexander has worked in schools with children ranging from head start and pre-kindergarten through high school.  Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor and has worked with graduate students seeking master’s degrees in counseling and psychology, English as a Second Language, science, mathematics, special education, and educational administration.

Prior to becoming an administrator Dr. Barrens-Alexander taught school in New York City, the Washington DC metro area and Northern California.  She has experience in urban, suburban and small town school systems.  Additionally, she has worked in schools with special education centers, gifted and talented programs, and ungraded education programs.  Her school experience spans socio-economic levels from poverty to communities of privilege.  As a result of Dr. Barrens-Alexander’s vast experience she brings a wide perspective to her work.

Education and Certifications:

  • Ed.D and Masters in Educational Administration- University of San Francisco
  • MBA – Prairie View A& M University
  • B.S. Elementary Education -University of Oklahoma

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