Bio - Alejandro Alvizuri
Years at Skinner: 14
Years at CPS: 16
School(s) attended: University of Michigan – Bachelor Degree
National Louis University – Masters Degree
Favorite Musician/Musical Group: One Favorite Group? Impossible! However, everybody knows that 80’s Music is THE BEST!
Favorite sports teams: University of Michigan Swim Team
What color best describes your personality and why?: Maize and Blue – Need to say more?
Favorite books/authors: Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
Favorite quote: “We just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they are happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there will be other days!” I didn’t realize … that was the only day” – Archibald Wright Graham (Field of Dreams)
Favorite movies: One? Again, Impossible! A Few = Chariots of Fire, Field of Dreams, Hoosiers, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Natural, ... and Steel Magnolias!
Greatest achievement: Being the father of two smart and beautiful girls … as well as a participant in three Olympic Games.
Person I admire most: Without a doubt, my Mother.
What inspired you to become a teacher?: I believe that knowledge is something so important to a human being that it cannot be kept to yourself. It must be shared. So many people have taught me so much throughout my lifetime that I would consider it dishonest to them not to pay it forward.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?:I love the fact I am given a group of children every year who I will attempt to teach everything I know, as well as learning everything they are willing to share with me. Teaching is a two-way-street, where everybody is a teacher, and everybody is a learner.