Alex Kajitani



Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for United States National Teacher of the Year.  He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is on a mission to help all kids master their times tables, so he created the popular online program He is also known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and was featured on the CBS Evening News. For more of his innovative ideas, visit