Alex has a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and an M.A. in English Education from New York University. Additionally, she holds an ESL/TEFL International certification and a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching license. Alex has taught for 10 years in a variety of schools both in the U.S. and overseas. After college, she spent three years teaching ESL in Japan and Thailand which contributed to her love for travel. For the past six years, Alex has lived in Virginia and taught English Language Arts at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. She has also coached middle and high school XC/TF and managed a cycling team. When not working, Alex enjoys engaging in a variety of activities from cycling, running, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and snowboarding to reading, writing, cooking, and gardening. She is excited to be starting a new adventure at Belle Meade and hopes to utilize her various skills when working with the students this year.
John has a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in Education with an emphasis in Korean. He also studied construction management at San Diego State University. John has experience teaching multiple ages, kindergarten through high school including general elementary education, special education, science, history, and English in Virginia, West Virginia, Idaho, and Illinois. Other work has included military intelligence analysis, military instruction, farming, and writing short stories for publication. John is dedicated to student achievement and helping students reach their potential. He sees education as an exciting, continuing process that results in regular growth, an increasing ability to serve others, working for better ways of doing things, and a desire to learn even more. He enjoys reading, spending time with family, writing, science, and the outdoors.
Kimber has a B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He has taught math and physics in public high school, given private music lessons, and tutored university faculty and staff in various techniques of electronic information gathering during the early days of the web. Kimber has been employed as an electrical engineer and technician in the defense and music industries. He currently enjoys teaching Chemistry, and helping with gardening work for the Belle Meade Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, as well as tending his family garden and farm in Clarke County. Kimber is the manager of the Clarke County Farmers’ Market Association and a Board Member of the Clarke County Historical Association. His greatest enjoyment is playing music with his wife and son.