Alex Soriano brings more than 20 years of educational, teaching, leadership, and organizational experience to B.E.S.T. Academy. Alex has been instrumental throughout his career in adjusting instruction and assessment to address the needs of all learners. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, he attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and started his teaching career in LAUSD where he served as math teacher, department chair, Title I coordinator, academic instructional coach, and administrator. Alex leads through streamlining of culture, adherence to values, and building a capacity through collaboration and student/family engagement. He is determined and passionate in providing alternative learning options and opportunities for students that need the flexibility of an independent learning model that provides access to college and career pathways.