English/Language Arts, Humanities, Languages, Equestrian, Electives.
Alex’s energetic personality attracts people of all ages. Her enthusiasm for life includes teaching, traveling, competitive cycling, hiking, horseback riding, and learning different languages. She reaches out to the larger community to make connections. Alex engages with students outside of school in a variety of ways such as horseback riding, trips to New York, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Alex has worked with horses most of her life, growing up on a horse farm and riding from a young age. She has experience working with all ability levels in a variety of settings both formally and informally. Alex loves the exhilarating feeling of freedom she has when getting on a horse and riding on the Belle Meade trails and through the countryside of Rappahannock County!
Alex’s strong academic credentials include 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. She has taught for 14 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 occasionally gardening. She loves living and working at Belle Meade as every day is a new adventure.