Alex Turner


Student U Director of Academic Support

phone: 919-797-9329 •  email:
You can also sign up for a 30-minute Zoom meeting to meet or brainstorm with Ms. Alex on Calendly!

Referral Forms:

Confidential Referral for Academic Support

Referencia Confidencial para recibir apoyo académico

Student Self-Referral for Academic Support

Alex's primary responsibility is to ensure Student U programming, instruction, and curriculum are designed to build the academic, execution function, and personal skills students need to thrive. She works with individual students and their support teams to brainstorm and implement additional academic support. In addition, she supports our students and families as they navigate IEP/504 processes in school.

Alex's Why:
I believe every human is born with deep inherent dignity and purpose, and I believe all of us have a responsibility to work towards a world in which every person is able to live freely into the fullest, most vibrant version of themselves.  I love working at Student U because I know this community is committed to building a just and equitable world where all people are seen, valued, and thriving.

Alex outside of Student U:
These days, most of my time is spent raising two tiny, hilarious humans of my own with my husband and our very large dog, Moose.  I am happiest holding a giant cup of coffee (necessary, given the two kids) and sitting with the people I love.  When I have free time, I love reading (anything and everything!), going to concerts, and trying new recipes.

Advice Alex finds valuable:

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

-Mary Oliver



UNC-Chapel Hill

Course of study:
BA in Elementary Education and Masters in Special Education

Student U start date:
August 2013