Alex Bacall

    5th grade

    Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom not justice can be permanently maintained.   - James A Garfield

    Dear Parents,
    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.  My name is Alex Bacall and I will be teaching your fifth grade student at Whittier International Elementary.

    I moved to Boulder 4 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah where I taught for over 10 years in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  I have earned my Master’s in Elementary Education and English Language Learners endorsement in Utah.  I am also an international Learner myself, having moved to the United States in third grade from Bucharest, Romania.  

    My educational philosophy is student centered, and I strongly believe that teachers are facilitators of learning.  As such I encourage students to become involved in their education by allowing them to make decisions in the way they learn.  I also believe strongly in Inquiry Based learning, which shows how material learned is applied to the world around us, and encourages action in our communities.  I look forward to working with your kids to further their academic and social achievements.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  I will be happy to answer your questions.

    Thank you for your support,

    Alex Bacall

    Fifth Grade 
    Whittier International Elementary School