November’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Mr. Alander is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda at the November board of education meeting. Photo by Drew Jackson.


Winton Woods Middle School (WWMS) teacher Matt Alander is the November Skyline Teacher of the Month. “Mr. Alander is a veteran member of our WWMS family and a proud Warrior teacher,” said Adib Dixon, WWMS Assistant Principal. “He is a leader in and out of the classroom and truly embodies the WWMS core values of hard work, perseverance, and legacy.”

“Not only does he lead the English/Language Arts department in the vision and mission of district goals, but he is also the cross country coach and a constant volunteer or chaperone for various school activities. Anyone who has the opportunity to engage in a conversation with Mr. Alander is clearly motivated by his creativity, imagination and teaching that captivates his students. If you have not had an opportunity to speak with him, his never-ending collection of witty neckties is an excellent starting point. We appreciate all his contributions to our students and our district.”

To be nominated for the Skyline Teacher of the Month, teachers must demonstrate:
Excellence in the Classroom by using instructional practices that support higher academic achievement.
Motivation by encouraging and motivating students to surpass their expectations both academically and socially.
Leadership by having a positive attitude with students, parents, colleagues and the community.
Creativity and Imagination by demonstrating creativity in teaching in a way that inspires students to learn.
Dedication by showing excellent attendance, punctuality and overall dependability.
Communication by communicating effectively to their classrooms, parents, colleagues and beyond.

The Skyline Teacher of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline Chili Restaurant, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Teachers who are honored receive a Skyline gift card.

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