Dr. Alvarez, middle row, second from left

We continue our Tuesday Teacher Spotlights with an interview with Dr. Kristy Alvarez who teaches 11th Grade AP Language and Composition and 11th Grade College Prep American Literature. Dr. Alvarez earned her B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia, followed by a Master’s in Education from Berry College and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.

What do you love most about teaching?

I love being around the students and investing in their futures. I try to prepare them to be successful in college and ultimately in life.

What do you love most about FPD?

The family environment and Christian leadership.

Beyond the subject matter, what do you hope students will learn from you and your class?

I want my students to learn that if they work hard they can accomplish a lot in their lives. I want them to learn that they are not defined by what they do and what grades they make, but who they are as people and children of God. That is ultimately what matters.

What has been your favorite digital tool to use as part of distance learning?

I love using Flipgrid videos because I get to see the students, and they also get to interact with each other.

What do you think you will take away from these distance learning days?

I am learning what skills are essential for my students to have to be successful in the future. Also, I am learning new ways to engage them and give them more ownership of what they are learning.

Quick Answer Questions

Any Hobbies: Traveling and attending any and every kind of sporting event. We usually combine these two hobbies.

Favorite Fast Food: Chipotle

Favorite Place You Have Ever Traveled: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

If you could have any superhero skill, what would it be? Flying (so I never have to get on another airplane)

Favorite Bible Verse

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all you heart, as working for the Lord, and not human masters.”