Black, Alex
Dean of Students, Language Arts Teacher

Education: B.A. from The College of William & Mary (European Studies, Music)

Certifications: Wilderness EMT, Mental Health First Aid

Other Distinctions & Specialties: Alex is fluent in five languages. He is trained in jazz, folk, and rock music as a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has experience designing outdoor educational programming. He is a competitive long-distance trail runner.

More About Alex: Alex’s passion for foreign languages led him to live in a variety of countries teaching English and working as a translator from Russian, Italian, and Spanish. He has worked in outdoor education since 2012, leading wilderness trips and facilitating social-emotional learning experiences for youth and adults in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, Florida and North Carolina. From 2015 to 2018, Alex was the Leadership Program Director at Camp Manito-wish YMCA in Wisconsin. Before joining the FBRA staff, Alex instructed at the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

Alex is inspired by FBRA’s focus on cultural experiences, outdoor adventure, and social-emotional learning. He enjoys using a variety of tools in the indoors and outdoors to help young people discover more about themselves and the world. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and mandolin, trail running, and whitewater canoeing.