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Corwin provides sustained, job-embedded professional learning that supports educators to strengthen the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and practices that have the greatest influence on student growth and achievement. 


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Sonja Hollins-Alexander

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Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the Associate Vice President of Professional Learning Design and Strategy for Corwin Publishing. She has been in the field of education and publishing for 30 years with 16 of those being in educational leadership at the school, district and higher education levels and 8 of those being in educational consulting and publishing. During this time, she has served as a school social worker, teacher, assistant principal, principal, coordinator, director of professional learning, and chief of staff in two Metro Atlanta, GA school districts. She continued her profession beyond K-12 as a Sr. Consultant for professional development firms and independently. She has also served on numerous United Way non-profit boards and served as the board president for Learning Forward, GA and as a member of the National Affiliate Leadership Council for Learning Forward.

Through her professional journey, she has had experiences in Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Stakeholder Communication and Engagement, Instructional and Curriculum Design, Facilitation of Adult Learning Strategy, Executive Leadership Coaching, Conference Facilitation and Design, and served on numerous Quality Assurance Teams with Cognia school accreditation and certification organization. She is a Corwin author of Online Professional Development through Virtual Learning Communities and co-author of Collective Equity.

Sonja holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master's degree in Social Work from The University of Georgia, Teaching Certificate in Middle Grades Language Arts from Brenau University, Specialist’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Georgia State University, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University Atlanta. She is committed to partner engagement and implementation of evidence-informed sustained professional learning services that positively impact teaching and learning – not by chance but by design.


  • Educational Leadership
  • PLCs



  • Online Professional Development through Virtual Learning Communities: This seminar demonstrates how any district and school can conduct powerful and sustainable professional development by combining well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration using Alexander's unique Learner-Learner model.

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  • Collective Equity