ALEXANDRA ELLIS, World Languages Department
Q: What do you do here Wakefield High School?
A: I teach Spanish I and II.
Q: What made you decide to teach Spanish?
A: I’m pretty passionate about Spanish,it was my major in college and always thought that teaching Spanish would be something that I would be interested in.
Q: What brought you to Wakefield?
A: It was one of the schools that applied to Wakefield but what really drew me here were the people I met, they were really nice and it seemed like a very good team atmosphere.
Q: What do you like most about Wakefield High School?
A: I like how helpful everyone has been since I’m brand new to everything, everytime I ask a question they’re willing to help me out and the students seem great and I’m excited to meet everyone when the time comes.
Q: What does your typical workday look like?
A: I get to the school at 6:30 am and get prepared for my first period class, then go through emails and catch up on grading and then between classes working with students and plan for the next day.
Q: How has virtual learning impacted your job?
A: It’s been a challenge since this is my first teaching experience, it’s a lot more work to prepare because some lessons that would normally work in person will have to be converted to be able to teach it virtually.
Q: What do you like to do outside of school?
A: I love to read, I’m in a book club, binge watching netflix and am very involved with my small group at my church.
Q: What is your advice for students taking your classes?
A: Number one, communicate with me, I want to help and if you ever need any extra help I am more than happy to do that. Number two is to always be reviewing, learning a new language is hard but practice is key.