For seven years, Alexandrea Dudley has been living out her dream of teaching history to young people at Wilby High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, and I love history and thinking about where we have been and where we’re headed and I feel blessed that I get to share that love with my students.” During her time at Wilby, Alexandrea has taught World History, U.S. History, and Civics. Alexandrea received her Bachelor of Arts from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, and her Master of Education from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. In addition to teaching, she has also served as Co-Advisor of the National Honors Society at Wilby, Chair of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Curriculum Committee, and Waterbury Teacher’s Association’s Union Representative. As one of the newest members of BRI’s teacher council, Andrea will also be sharing her experience and passion for teaching social studies this year with nineteen other teachers, while helping write and pilot test resources and programs for teachers in the BRI network throughout the country.