May/June 2023 Staff Spotlight: Lei Alor

Headwaters School
Meet Lei Alor! Lei joined us in fall 2022 as our Middle School Social Studies Guide.
With a Master's degree from the London School of Economics, Lei possesses a comprehensive knowledge of political science and international relations that provides him with a unique perspective that he integrates into his teaching.

Lei's curriculum-writing expertise allows for consistently crafted, engaging, and intellectually stimulating lesson plans that challenge our students to think critically and explore the complexities of the world around them. In addition to his role as a Middle School Social Studies Guide, Lei enthusiastically takes on the responsibility of teaching the Middle School Social Justice elective. Through this course, he empowers students to examine social issues, develop empathy, and cultivate a sense of responsibility towards creating a more equitable world. Lei's dedication to promoting social justice ensures that students are equipped with the tools to challenge systemic inequities and advocate for positive change. He also is the staff sponsor for four clubs–Middle School Model United Nations, both middle and high school Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), and Fable Haven/Dragon Watch Club.

Lei's commitment to education, his deep understanding of various disciplines, and his unwavering enthusiasm make him an invaluable member of our Middle School community. We are fortunate to have Lei at our school, shaping the minds and hearts of our students.

What Brought Lei to Headwaters
I've taught in multiple places, but I have never been somewhere like Headwaters before. This is the first place I have worked where I have truly felt like I can fully be myself, and the first place where I have seen students so empowered to also be their authentic selves. I noticed this right away when I first visited, and I knew then that this was the place I wanted to be.

Fun Facts about Lei
  • I worked at the United Nations for a summer.
  • I was born and raised in Mexico, but I've lived in many countries.
  • I speak English, Spanish, and Russian.

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