Alvin Irby is a passionate educator committed to innovative curriculum, child-centered education, and transformative teaching and leadership. As a national speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, Irby has inspired a movement to put children’s books in barbershops across America. He holds a Sociology degree from Grinnell College, a Masters in General Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a Masters of Public Administration from New York University. Irby has taught kinder- garten and first grade in New York City public schools and served as Education Director at the Boys’ Club of New York. Irby has also received accolades as a stand-up comedian. In 2015, he was one of nine StandUp NBC national finalists selected to perform at the legendary Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles, CA. His debut children’s book, Gross Greg, combines his passion for early literacy and comedy. It is a laugh out loud story about a boy who loves eating his boogers. Gross Greg is available December 2016.
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