Influencer of the Week: Alexis Guignet, Bay Meadows Elementary

Alexis Guignet is an ESE teacher at Bay Meadows Elementary.

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Although Alexis Guignet has only been at Bay Meadows Elementary for nine months now, her colleagues and students quickly became her extended family. Guignet, a Millersville University graduate, teaches in the school’s ESE program and always is furthering her education and striving to be the best version of herself so she can encourage her students to be the best they can be. 


What do you love most about your school?

What I love most about Bay Meadows is the people. Everyone is so kind and supportive. 

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is the kids. They make me smile every day and I truly love seeing them learn and grow. 

What made you want to take on this job?

My cousin, Mr. Guignet, is a second-grade teacher at Bay Meadows. He told me how much he loved Bay Meadows, how it was a great work environment and how he truly enjoys waking up every day and coming to school. Once I got here, I absolutely loved it! Now, thanks to him, I wake up every day and love coming to school, too!

What motivates you and pushes you to do your best?

My friends and family always motivate me to be the best version of myself I can possibly be. I also have a mentality that every single person can make an impact on the world and a little effort goes a long way. I just want to make a positive difference any way I can!

What’s the nicest thing a student or faculty member has done for you?

For my birthday, a lot of people at Bay Meadows made me feel very special. My team got me flowers and a cake but many other people, both staff and students, also did things to make my birthday a wonderful day. My Bay Meadows family made this a birthday I won’t ever forget.

What is the coolest place you have visited and why?

The coolest place I have ever visited was Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is an amazing place with beautiful views of both the mountains and beach. It also has many different kinds of wildlife that we don’t have in the United States. When I was there, I tried a lot of different foods that were delicious and I met many wonderful people. I also got to teach a first-grade class for three months while I was there and teaching in another country was an incredible experience. It really helped me grow as a teacher and as a person.

If you could see any musician, band or artist live, who would it be and why?

I would see Stevie Wonder because not only do I enjoy his music and believe he is talented but also his story is quite incredible. He has made so many achievements and he also has done a lot of things outside of music to make a change and help others.


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