Black, Alex
Dean of Students, Spanish Teacher

Alex is excited to serve on the FBRA team as Dean of Student, as well as a Spanish and Music teacher. After graduating from the College of William & Mary in 2011 with a degree in European Studies and Music, his 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; he holds a Wilderness EMT certification. From 2015 to 2018, Alex was the Leadership Program Director at Camp Manito-wish YMCA in Wisconsin.

His passion for education led him to begin instructing at the North Carolina Outward Bound School in 2018, where he heard about FBRA. His first experience with the school was as a substitute teacher in 2018 and 2019, teaching Social Studies, Music, and other academic and outdoor classes, and he was 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.