An Interview with Mr. Alexander

Jordyn Manning

Do you have what it takes to be as great as Mr. Alexander?

Mr. Alexander got his bachelor's degree at North Texas in education. He is now currently retired after coaching and teaching biology. He taught grade 9 and coached all grades of students from freshman to senior year. Mr. Alexander taught at both Brewer High school and Central Junior high in his teaching career. Mr. Alexander taught for 20 years total.

What it's Like to be Mr. Alexander

Mr. Alexander spent an average of 60 hours a week at school since he both coached and taught. His duties included coaching sports before and after school, tutoring kids who needed help, teaching class, preparing athletes for games, and preparing lesson plans for teachers. His typical day would be to arrive early, tutorials, teach classes, answer questions, tutorials, and then go to the field-house for athletics. Mr. Alexander's favorite part of teaching was the coaching and the kids. He thought his biggest challenge as a teacher was dealing with all the paperwork. The biggest reward for teaching, according to him, was "making a difference in the life of a kid." Mr. Alexander thought that on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest amount of motivation needed for a job that you needed a 7. Mr. Alexander's advice to someone wanting to pursue teaching would be to "Make sure it's what you want to do."