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Mr.  Alex  Greer
Foreign Language--Spanish/French
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Subjects Taught
French I, French II, Spanish I, Spanish II

Education

King University, Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and English with a minor in French

King University, M.Ed.

 

Email: greera@btcs.org

 

Fall 2017 Schedule

1st - Spanish 1

2nd - Spanish 1

3rd - Spanish 1

4th - Planning

 

Spring 2018 Schedule

1st - Planning

2nd - French 2

3rd - Spanish 2

4th - Spanish 2 

 



Experience

Experience

2016 - Present: Bristol City Schools (Tennessee High) - Spanish and French Teacher

2014 - 2015: Carter County Schools (Unaka High) - Spanish and English Teacher

2014: Cocke County Schools (Cocke County High) - Spanish and French Teacher

2014: Northeast State Community College (Blountville, Bristol, and Elizabethton) - English Instructor

2013: Bristol Virginia Public Schools (Highland View Elementary) - English as a Second Language Aide Volunteer

 

 

 



Bio

Greetings,

 I am Mr. Alex Greer. I teach Spanish and French here at THS. As a native of Blountville, TN, I grew up in an English-only speaking household. Most of my family work in construction and manufacturing. Nonetheless, foreign languages have always interested me due to my grandfather’s fluency in German from his military service. As a result, one of my favorite things to do was to try to read product labels written in foreign languages when I was a kid. When I was in high school, I got the opportunity to take Spanish. Although I wanted to take German, Spanish was the only language that my high school offered. However, I eventually fell in love with Spanish and decided to pursue it in college due to the passion of my high school Spanish teacher for the language.

Meanwhile, I had to wait until college to take French. My focus in French was Cajun-style French. I still enjoy listening to Cajun music in French. In addition, I studied English in college.  I followed the footsteps of my favorite high school English teacher, who currently teaches at Tennessee High School, in my choice to attend King University. I had several influential English professors that helped me to see the need for intellect, reasoning, and creativity in the world. My focus was in British Literature. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and English with a minor in French and my M.Ed. from King University. I have experience teaching ESL for native-Spanish speakers, and I spent a month in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I am highly qualified to teach Spanish, French, and English. Before coming to Tennessee High School, I served as an English professor at Northeast State Community College, a Spanish and French teacher in the Cocke School System, and a Spanish and 9th Grade language arts teacher in the Carter County School System.

 I am most definitely blessed due to my opportunity to teach in such a benevolent community. My mother is a 1983 graduate of Tennessee High School, and I ironically walked across the stage in Viking Hall when I received my M.Ed. I started out student teaching at Tennessee High, and I am very blessed to get the opportunity to return as a teacher at Tennessee High School. I have met many kids in our community that believe that they are worthless to our community. They often believe that they do not have a chance to rise above their problems. My philosophy is that every child in our community is neither a mistake nor an inconvenience. When the children in our community come to us with a problem, we must show them how to rise above their problems. We must show them that their own unique qualities and talents will open up avenues for them in their lives in our community. My current research in education involves reaching and accommodating students of all levels and from all backgrounds in the foreign language classroom.