Who Is Mr. Schaper?

Get to know more about the ELA teacher


Submitted by Mr. Schaper

Liberty ELA teacher Mr. Schaper and his wife Kandis.

Chloe Stenger, Reporter

Mr. Alexander Schaper is a 31-year-old English teacher who is teaching advanced English I and English III to the students of Liberty High School.

Mr. Schaper lives with his wife Kandis and his four adorable pets. He has two chihuahuas, Buddy and Paco, and two Maine Coon cats named Lemon and Wendy.

“I have my two chihuahuas and two Maine Coon mixed cats,” Schaper said.

When Mr. Schaper isn’t at work, he enjoys playing bass guitar, reading books and playing MMORPG games. Right now his favorite MMORPG is World of Warcraft.

“I love to play bass guitar. I started during COVID-19 so I had something to do and I recently put together a pedalboard of sounds,” he said.

Mr. Schaper’s first favorite movie is “The Truman Show” and his very close second is “Shawshank Redemption.”

“The Truman Show has always been one of my favorites, and I happen to like Jim Carrey.”

His favorite TV show is “Scrubs” and he says that the book he tends to find himself going back to a lot is “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell.

Mr. Schaper’s wife Kandis with Buddy on the right and Paco on the left. (Submitted by Mr. Schaper)

Mr. Schaper got his major in English literature, a minor in education, and his master’s at Northwest Missouri State.

“I knew I wanted to teach, for me though it was a question on what to teach,” he said.

Laura Bonds is a 16-year-old junior and one of the students in his seventh hour.

She thinks that Mr. Schaper is an awesome teacher and likes the fact that he doesn’t give out a lot of homework.

“I’m glad he doesn’t give out a lot of homework for us to do,” Bonds said.

Mr. Schaper went to college at Lindenwood University and says he loved and enjoyed it there. He said it was cool being in Old Town St. Charles, with all the old buildings. Mr. Schaper believes that Lindenwood helped him develop a routine and work ethic. It also taught him to adapt and be more responsible and intuitive.

“It was cool to be in the smaller setting of Old Town St. Charles,” Schaper said.