Hi! My name is Alexis Jex and I will be your child’s fifth grade teacher this year. This is ESLA’s third year and my third year as well! I am so excited to be part of something so ground breaking! I have wanted to be a teacher since I was three years old; so much so that my grandpa built a classroom in our basement when I was young.
“Success in education is like an open book; don’t close it before it’s done!” My teaching philosophy is based around this quote that I have created from past experiences and influences, as well as my love for music. I try to understand where my students are coming from when they are struggling, trying to understand that there are so many outside factors that affect them. I try to understand that I will not be able to read their whole life story, that I am only a chapter in their book of life. But I want that chapter to be meaningful to them as an individual. I hold family values extremely high and know that everyone’s “family” is unique. In my classroom, I hope to create a family like atmosphere. For that reason, we are a family of 5th graders living and learning from one another. We will listen with open minds, and respect others.
Our classroom facebook page is: www.facebook.com/JEX5ESLA