Name: Emma Alexander
Histories Teacher, Dean of Students
Where are you from? Cambridge, MA
Where were you before this? Cape Town, South Africa
What brought you to Eleuthera? I was specifically drawn to IS’s Histories department, which draws heavily on the discipline of Anthropology. I saw a position for Histories teacher posted and was so excited! I thought this was a great way for me, with a background in Anthropology, to get back into the world of education and working with high schoolers.
What is your favorite dining hall meal? mac & cheese!
Name one thing that not many people know about you. I was on sesame street when I was 10 years old. I was in a library song and carried books on my head.
What is your favorite word? Umbuntu– Bantu term used in South Africa roughly translating to “human kindness”
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writer for Lonely Planet
What are your top three movies of all time? “Dog Town & Z Boys”; “Stealing Beauty” & “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party”
What songs and/or bands have you been listening to lately? D’angelo’s new album Black Messiah; Paul Simon’s Graceland and everything by The Roots!