High School to College Transition Guru
Alexander Morris-Wood is the director of transition services and outreach at Beacon College.
Morris-Wood designed Navigator PREP, Beacon College’s virtual transition-to-college program for students and parents in an effort to proactively address the executive functioning, social integration, and emotional regulation deficits that impede on college success. Since its launch, the program has expanded, working with students entering colleges across the country, juniors starting the college search process, and collaborating with high schools and colleges to implement this program at their respected institutions.
He has presented nationally and internationally on topics including systemic barriers in higher education for students with learning disabilities, family systems theory, and strategies to improve transitional outcomes for at-risk students.
Before his stint at Beacon College, he served at Franklin Academy in East Haddam, Conn., a community-focused boarding and day school where students with unique learning styles develop and strengthen academic and social competencies vital to the pursuit of college goals, professional aspirations, and fulfilling lives, in various capacities including director of transition services and assistant dean of students.
His op-ed columns have appeared in The Daily Commercial and MultiBriefs and his articles have appeared in ADDiTude Magazine.
Morris-Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in history and American studies from Connecticut College and holds a master’s degree in counseling and human service from Post University.