Alexa Garvoille

Subjects taught: 
English and Advanced Creative Writing
Current school: 
Durham School of the Arts


  • Yale University, BA in Literature, 2007
  • Duke University, MAT in English Education, 2009


Alexa is in her seventh year of teaching, six of which have been in Durham Public Schools. She currently teaches English I and Advanced Creative Writing at Durham School of the Arts (DSA), which is where she completed her teaching internship as a Duke MAT. She has been mentoring with Duke's MAT Program for two years. At DSA, Alexa helps sponsor the literary magazine, publishing club, poetry club, and the Queer-Straight Alliance.

Awards & Accolades

Alexa has presented multiple years at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, served as the Full Frame Film Festival Educational Liaison, and helped hundreds of students become published authors in her annual memoir publishing project. Alexa also works with Duke’s John Hope Franklin Young Scholars program, geared toward enriching the history education of Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) middle school students.

Alexa and the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars writing program.

To read more about Alexa's work with the John Hope Franklin Scholars program, please click here.


Click here to read more about Alexa's students' memoirs. To read a copy, you may order a copy of her edited books here.

Follow Alexa on Twitter here.