Teacher Tuesday: Alexis Weir

Weir and her husband watching the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

Weir and her husband watching the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

Zack Hildebrandt, Staff writer

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: I have three kids, ages 6, 6, and 4, so they keep me really busy! But when I get free time, I like to do crafty things and binge reality TV.


Q: What do you teach and why?

A: I teach special education and math at Huron. My younger sister has autism, which led to my interest in working with kids of all different abilities! 


Q: Have you always been interested in teaching?

A: Yes! When I was 3, I wanted to be a dance teacher, swim teacher, and work at Dairy Queen. (All of my favorite things at the time.) I am a mediocre dancer and a terrible swimmer, so I eventually transitioned to a realistic teaching path!


Q: What/who inspired you to become a teacher?

A: I had so many wonderful teachers and mentors throughout my school years that inspired me to become a teacher.


Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: What’s free time? Just kidding! I like being outside, doing crafts, and playing with my kids.


Q: What is one motto you will always live by?

A: Maybe you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. 


Q: What is your favorite teaching moment?

A: That’s a hard question! It’s impossible to pinpoint a single moment because I have been blessed with so many incredible experiences while teaching. But I will say that my favorite event each year is graduation. I love seeing my students walk across that stage and celebrate their accomplishments!


Q: What surprised you about this year? 

A: My own kids started kindergarten at Thurston Elementary this year. It has been really amazing to watch them learn to read!