Hi, my name is Alexandra and I am a Commissioning Editor on the MyiMaths team.
Can you tell us a bit about how you got to where you are today?
I started working in educational publishing in 2014, right after completing a doctorate in Biological Physics. While pursuing my DPhil research, I had the opportunity to teach undergraduates, as well as take part in science outreach activities aimed at all ages. Both of these proved to be very fulfilling experiences, so when it was time to make my next career move, working in educational publishing was a clear choice.
I now work on a range of science and maths publishing in support of various international curricula, such as the IB or Oxford International AQA. My work is very varied and it allows me to work on both print and digital projects. I have a passion for technology in education and I love thinking about how to bring paper resources and digital technology together, to create engaging, meaningful and fun educational experiences, for both students and teachers alike!
Tell us about your role within the MyiMaths Team?
As a Commissioning Editor for MyiMaths, my main role is to make sure that our content is relevant, useful and easy to find, by planning and delivering content updates. As MyiMaths supports more than 10 international curricula, I also work closely with authors and curriculum experts to make sure our curriculum mapping is up to date.
Moreover, I work with colleagues across the Press to get feedback from our MyiMaths users. This may be through talking to teachers or visiting schools, or it could be through answering queries that come in from Customer Support. It’s really important to us to hear from teachers about how they are using MyiMaths and how we can make it better. If you’re an international school using the site and would like to share any feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you!