Former High School Teacher
Kurt Alexander was born and raised in Indiana, where as a child, he spent most of his free time roaming the surrounding fields and woods. His father was a high school biology teacher and gifted Kurt with a great curiosity about the environment and a love for the natural world.
Kurt graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. He started teaching at a rural public school in Illinois and found a rare collection of gifted educators who served as his mentors. This is where Kurt learned to teach. In addition to teaching biology classes, he was an active member of the school community. Kurt spent several summers taking college classes and doing field work on the Mississippi River. He earned a Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology through Western Illinois University.
After 14 years in Illinois, Kurt moved to the East Coast to begin the second phase of his career, teaching at Columbia Prep School, a private school in New York City. There he taught AP Biology and AP Environmental Science for 26 years. He was blessed with enthusiastic, curious and highly-motivated students. Kurt is proud to have produced thousands of young graduates who are well-informed, environmentally aware citizens.
Kurt lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife and their twin boys. He enjoys reading and gardening and especially enjoys bird watching.
Fellow: Susan Alexander