Phone: (504) 267-7878
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Alander Rocha
Welcome to Mr. Rocha's 6th and 7th grade Social Studies class!
Mr. Alander Rocha is a graduate of Tulane University and holds a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies with a minor in Political Science. After graduating in 2015, Mr. Rocha served in the Peace Corps as an Education Volunteer in Ecuador for two years in a small Amazonian town called Shell. After completing his service, Mr. Rocha continued to travel South America for six months before returning home to Chalmette to continue his career in education. As a product of this school board and a proud Chalmette High School alumnus, he is thrilled to be joining the St. Bernard Middle family and bringing his love for history to the classroom. Moreover, Mr. Rocha looks forward to sharing his sense of curiosity and adventure with students while maintaining a respectful, positive, and safe learning environment.
As an avid explorer, Mr. Rocha loves to spend his spare time in the great outdoors, whether it's whitewater rafting, hiking up mountains (his current record is 15,585 feet above sea level!), or just floating down a lazy river. He also enjoys slowing down and relaxing, whether it's reading or rewatching any of his favorite movies.
Once again, welcome! Let's make 2018-2019 a great year!