Home » Blog » This Post

Staff Spotlight – PC, Alex Baker

//////////////////////

At FTE our Program Coordinators (PC)s are an essential part to ensuring our student summer programs are successful! They act as a mentor and guide to our students throughout the week. alexb1

One PC that we are fortunate to have on the FTE team is Alex Baker. This summer Alex can be found working at our Economics for Leaders program in Berkeley, CA and our Economic History for Leaders program in Boston at Tufts. He is an alumnus of the program, attending EFL Wooster in 2011.

When Alex is not at EFL he is travelling and teaching. Last year he worked for the Austrian ministry of education as an English speaking assistant. He was placed in a vocational school and a general education school where he helped students with their English as well as introduced different topics related to American culture. Next year Alex will work as a choir director at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Indiana where he will be working with show choirs, jazz choirs, traditional choirs, and piano students.

When asked what he loves about the job of Program Coordinator, Alex says,  “it gives me the opportunity to interact more closely with students than I would in the classroom, both because I work with a smaller group and because of the nature of the activities. Students tend to get really close to each other over the course of the week, and they learn how to work together more effectively as a team, while utilizing their indivisible strengths. It’s really rewarding for me to witness that process.”  alexb2

Just like the students that Alex works with, he himself has the opportunity to learn and grow with each program. He says,  “working at EFL each summer reminds me that I should always be seeking to improve myself and move forward, and that I should surround myself with people that will support and guide me along the way. I’m continually inspired and motivated by the people I meet at EFL and I feel like they encourage me to be the best version of myself. ”

 

56
post

Recent Posts

//////////////////////

Site Spotlight – Washington DC

Different from our other site locations is the site of Washington, DC. The Leadership Academy reunion program for alumni of EFL and EHFL is not held on a particular college campus, but rather hosted in the heart of the District of Columbia. Participating in…

Teacher Spotlight – Joseph Hauser

Economics teacher Joseph Hauser attended our Right Start program in 2010 and it has since changed the way he thinks about economics! For 14 years Joseph has been been teaching students on a variety of subjects, including Economics, Government and U.S. History.…

FTE Staff Member Receives Economic Education Leadership Award

FTE Curriculum Director, Debbie Henney was recently nominated for the prestigious Economic Education Leadership Award from the Arizona Council on Economic Education! About Henney, the Arizona Council on Economic Education says, “Henney was nominated for…