Alexandra Kuchar – Science

What is your favorite part of your job?

The people! The students, staff, parents — there’s a buzz about a high school that makes it a great community and a fabulous place to work. I learn something new every day.

How would you summarize your teaching philosophy?

Make it Real! I teach physics and I try to give real-life examples so that my students think about physics long after class is over. I talk about cars, stairways, electrical switch boxes, falling pianos, all sorts of things.

What is a piece of advice you have for students at CC?

Be Hungry! Seek out knowledge for its own sake, rather than “doing school”.  (That’s hard to do within the pressures and demands of high school, but it’s so much more satisfying in the long run.)

Describe your teaching style.

I teach a flipped classroom, which offers more leeway for instructing students with different learning styles. It also puts a lot more responsibility in students’ hands, which is particularly good for juniors and seniors.