Alexis DoylePre-K Associate Teacher
At WES Since: 2018
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I had so many incredible teachers growing up, who inspired me to work hard and be the best person I can be. I knew from as young as second grade that I wanted to give back to the children of the future just like my teachers did for me. I wanted to inspire and help shape the minds of the future generations.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
The best piece of advice I have ever been given is from my colleague Anita Gallagher (a Grade 4 WES teacher). In the 2016 WES magazine she wrote, “Go for your dreams and take that risk, you never know where you might land!” Reading that quote as a college student inspired me to work hard toward my goal of becoming a WES teacher. With that advice in mind, I was able to do my student teaching spring 2018 here at WES, and then was hired as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher that June.
I was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland. I have a mom, dad, younger brother, and pet dog named Dax. I attended WES from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, and some of my fondest memories and friends have come out of those 10 years. My co-teacher, Katie Rothwell, and I work together on planning and implementing lessons for our students, as well as sending out weekly communications to parents on what is happening in the classroom. Additionally, for the 20-21 school year I was the lead teacher for the Pre-K Virtual Learners. I was in charge of planning, creating, and implementing lessons for small groups of virtual learners. When I’m not teaching, I love reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.