The Next Big Thing on Sesame Street
Self-Description - loud and inquisitive
Her Inner Light - theater and children
Her message to women everywhere - “To women and all women-to-be, I say: 'Use your words. Speak your mind. Say how you feel.'"
High energy, eloquent, and passionate, Alexa Goldin is a small package that packs a big punch. She has an incredible voice — it holds court. Mismatched socks and mischievous eyes, she has the ability to command authority, engender trust from children and still be the funnest and funniest person they know.
Alexa’s passions are working with children, reading, knitting and theater. Picture her as a quirky character on Sesame Street who tells stories in different voices all the while knitting. Clickety click and out comes cowlnecks in green, turquoise, purple weaves, colors and patterns as vibrant as her personality. Out comes halloween costumes like a cheeseburger dress, Big Bird, cupcake or monkey.
“I have always enjoyed children’s company,” says Alexa. Even when she was little, she took kids under her wing, feeding or dressing them. As an adult she brings children out of their shells. She is especially drawn to kids who are struggling socially. She loves helping them realize how much they shine just by being who they are.
Alexa sees teaching as a kind of performance art with children as her audience. "Teaching is creating a community where young people can feel safe. And good teachers are part of you forever.” She strives to be a good teacher for all the children she meets. When young people entrust her with their fears, these are the times when she feels enough.