Alicia taught for 30 years in the Brookline Public Schools in Brookline, Massachusetts. She was a Chinese bilingual teacher, then a first-grade educator and finally a third-grade teacher. In 2008, Hsu was awarded the Ernest R. Caverly Award for teaching excellence by the Brookline Education Foundation. She is committed to exploring the ways in which art and story can connect young people, families and communities.

Articles by Alicia

Fueled by Doubt

Educators need to recognize the doubts that students carry, this former elementary teacher says. But in doing so, educators should emphasize to students that doubt can lead to learning and growth.

Small Stories With Superpowers

Inspired by a Teaching Tolerance story, this educator asked her third-grade students to create original superheroes modeled after themselves.