Stock and Leader is pleased to announce that Alexandria (Ali), M. Hodge, Esquire, has joined the firm as an Associate in the school law practice group.
Ali earned a bachelor’s degree in writing and English studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a master’s degree in education from the University College London before entering the classroom as a language arts and special education reading teacher. She simultaneously earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary education studies and Graduate Certificate in Urban Education Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where she co-authored a report on Community Schools, published by the American Educational Research Association.
Ali’s passion for investigating systemic issues plaguing public schools led her to law school. She graduated cum laude from The University of Baltimore School of Law in May 2023. Ali clerked with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Juvenile Division; the Maryland Office of the Attorney General serving the Maryland Department of Education; Stock and Leader’s School Law Division; and the administrative law judges at the Office of Hearings and Appeals in the United States Department of Education. Upon graduation, Ali was awarded a Dean’s Citation for Service to the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Platinum Pro-Bono Award for her more than eighty hours of pro-bono service to low-income members of the community.
This avid reader and enthusiastic museumgoer completed two unforgettable road trips: the NC500 in Scotland and Route 1 from Jacksonville to Key West.