Dr. Victor Alcindor

Phone: 973-669-5301 x33664


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts- The College of New Jersey, 2000 Master of Arts- Rutgers University, 2006 Doctorate of Arts & Letters- Drew University, 2013 Teacher of English, 2003 Elementary School Teacher, 2000

Dr. Victor Alcindor

Welcome to the profile page of Dr. Victor Alcindor, English teacher at West Orange High School.

I am entering my 19th year as an English teacher in West Orange. I teach prose and poetry because I love reading it, and I want other people to feel comfortable investigating it. My interest in literature stems from my interest in other people’s experiences of life. To me, it matters immensely how other people perceive the world and their place in it, and how their speech encodes—often with such astonishing density—those amalgamated experiences and interpretations. Were it not for literature, I suspect we would hunger even more for honest characterizations of life.

Outside of being a teacher, I am the proud father of two children and live with my wonderful wife in South Orange, New Jersey. I love spending time with my family, enjoy playing tennis, and am an avid writer and poet.

During the 2018-19 school year, I will be teaching Honors Survey of American LiteratureCollege Preparatory Survey of American Literature, and SAT Prep.

Students, please use the link to the left to access my Google Site for your specific class. 

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