Aisha Cooper

Alice Garcia, Ph.D.

Alice Garcia, Ph.D., is an Associate and English Language Arts Assessment Specialist at edCount, LLC, where she contributes to edCount’s assessment development projects. Dr. Garcia has over 20 years of experience in education, serving in various roles, including as an educator, curriculum writer, and English Learner program coordinator. She has extensive experience working with large-scale assessment systems, and is knowledgeable about issues related to design, development, administration, and reporting of assessments.

Prior to joining edCount, Dr. Garcia worked at the Louisiana Department of Education where she was responsible for the coordination of federal and state bilingual learner programs. Dr. Garcia also served as the Special Populations Assessment Coordinator at the Louisiana Department of Education, where she managed the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of assessments for special populations. Prior to these roles, Dr. Garcia was a lead district EL instructor and Hispanic Family Liaison at a Louisiana high school, where she provided English language development instruction and assisted Hispanic students and their families in connecting with the school to help ensure academic success. She also taught English language arts to high school students in Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Garcia received her Ph.D. and Ed.S. in English Education from Louisiana State University, her M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, and her B.A. in Literatures in English from the University of California, San Diego.