Alexandra Nardo, Ohio Department of Education

Alexandra Nardo is the Family and Children Community Coordinator in the Office of Integrated Student Supports at the Ohio Department of Education. In this role, she oversees the Department’s family and community engagement initiatives, including working in partnership with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at the Ohio State University to facilitate the Family Engagement Center grant from the US Department of Education. In addition to family engagement, Alexandra administers the federal education provisions for students in foster care.

Prior to coming to the Department, Alexandra was a teacher for five years in both Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, teaching early childhood education, kindergarten and first grade. She completed teacher certification coursework at Dominican University in Illinois and holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and public affairs from Ohio State University.

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.