Alexandra Reilinger

Lead Teacher

Afterschool

Arboretum Location

Alie grew up in Boston just a few blocks from the Arboretum and has spent many happy hours there walking her dog, biking up Bussey hill, and reading among the conifers. Once learning that there was a preschool program based in this magical place, Alie knew she had to be involved! Alie has a passion for education as well as the environment, and so teaching at BOPN is the perfect mix of the two. Alie is excited to give children the curiosity and wonder-driven early education they deserve. With a strong natural biology background as well as a personal love for the outdoors, Alie uses her own passion to inspire children. Alie has been teaching at BOPN since September 2020. Before that, she taught a farm-based environmental and food justice program in Poughkeepsie, NY, bringing students outside into the garden to learn about farming and fresh vegetables. She’s also worked as an educator at the New England Aquarium, done public outreach and fieldwork for Cape Cod National Seashore, and taught English and leadership skills to Japanese exchange students. Alie received a BA in Biology from Vassar College.

Alexandra Reilinger