Alexandra Haesler is a new paraprofessional at the high school. Haesler is interested in administration and public policy, and is excited to gain experience in the classroom. Her hobbies include running, hiking and other outdoor activities.
What subject do you help with?
I help a teacher. I work with her with any tasks that she might need, like copying, and then I serve as an extra aid in the classroom. I go around and I provide academic support, one-on-one support with students and maintaining class expectations. I’m with an English teacher for five out of seven periods, and I work with a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class in the Learning Center. I also help with a Pathway studies class. I assist in French I as well.
What’s your education background?
I’m originally from Vermont. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, I got that in public communication, and then I did two years of the AmeriCorps program. I got my master’s degree in Arizona, and it was in public administration at the University of Arizona.
What brought you to Brookline?
I was looking for a position in education, and I saw the posting and did a lot of research, and it seemed like it would be a good fit given my skills and that it’s a growing school. It’s ranked very well and has a lot of diversity and some gaps in education that I would be interested in doing some research on, as that is where my field is.
What are your main interests and hobbies?
I am a big runner. I have done a lot of marathons, so in my free time I do a lot of running and staying in shape outside, biking and hiking. I also like to do fun things in the city–go to concerts and stuff with my roommates.