the Educated Parent

taking students from bored . . . to engaged


Learn how to help your child get the best possible education. 


Alexa Frisbie was bored for all of elementary school. So bored that she used to entertain herself by watching each minute go by on the big wall clock. Each minute seemed an eternity. She also watched her brother, who was very active, find school to be torture. Lucky enough to switch to a high school with engaging curriculum, Alexa was stunned at how different the day could be. This led to her lifelong quest to help children find joy and engagement from high quality learning. She agrees that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." 


Alexa received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. She taught in public and private schools in San Francisco, trained teachers, and created award winning curriculum for NASA and UC Berkeley, among others. She has published articles on exemplary practices in teaching writing, math and science, and won several awards for leadership in education. In 2009, Alexa created Workshop Education to teach daily executive functioning and innovation classes in Hillsborough. Workshop Education has expanded to nine schools, and 600 students, and is recognized as a Bay Area Family Favorite for Educational Support. The Educated Parent, her latest project, is dedicated to giving parents the tools they need to create positive learning experiences for children.