About Me

Who is Alex?

About Me

My name is Alex Lamon and I am a senior enrolled in Rider University's Business and Marketing Education program. I entered Rider as a business major, but wanted to pursue a career path that felt more meaningful. I decided to be a teacher after sitting down with my current adviser during my Freshmen year. I learned more about Rider's fantastic education program, and thought I could see myself teaching. These thoughts were confirmed through my practica, substitute teaching experience and many hours working as a tutor. I fell in love with teaching. Being able to work with students, make a difference, and show them the wonderful world of business is my passion!

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe in creating an environment in my business education classroom that makes it easy for all students to want to learn. Whether they are a high achiever or a challenged learner, my classroom will be a bright spot in their day where they feel inspired to learn something of value. My students will be engaged while they experiment with emerging educational technologies that teach them not only business, but writing and math skills. Finally, I believe when teachers, parents and community come together to support educational efforts, school becomes a tool that provides social mobility for students, and allows them to move onto the college or career of their choice, fully equipped with both the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

My Career Goals

My immediate career goal is to obtain a position as a business and marketing educator at the secondary level in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. I am interested in getting involved as an adviser for Future Business Leaders of America or DECA. I have been involved in FBLA since I was in high school and want to share my passion with students interested in business and leadership.

I hope to one day be the chair/head of my school's business department, as long as I could still teach in the classroom. I plan to get my Master's and teach at a local community college in my Summer months. If I ever decided to leave secondary education, I would study to obtain my doctorate and become a professor of teacher education - so I can share my love of teaching with future educators.

Where to next?