Alex Servello is a director in corporate social responsibility for Verizon, leading education and community initiatives as part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement. Prior to this role, he managed the Verizon Innovative Learning program, Verizon’s education initiative addressing barriers to digital inclusion. His focus on implementation of the program ensured innovative technology-infused programs were designed and delivered to middle and high school students in underserved communities. Prior to joining Verizon, he served as the Executive Director of Digital Learning and Innovation for Yonkers Public Schools, the fourth-largest district in New York, where he led technology integration for PK-12. He helped to make Yonkers the first Big 5 district in New York to implement computer-based state testing. He also developed initiatives to enhance STEM education and served on the New York State Education Department’s Science Education Steering Committee. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University and Master’s in Education from University of Massachusetts Boston.
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