Goal Setting, Part I

The Teaching Vocation


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From the Mentor's Compass series.

In this episode of Mentor’s Compass, Alex Berthé focuses on goal-setting, emphasizing both the need and the process of this strategy to help your son or student set himself up for success.

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Alex Berthé

About the author:

Alex Berthé


Alex Berthé, LCSW-C, joined The Heights faculty in 2016. He teaches seventh grade core and Spanish, and is a mentor to both middle and upper school students. Alex graduated from Columbia University in 2003 where he majored in political science. In 2011, he completed his graduate work at the Catholic University of America and earned a Master of Social Work. In addition to teaching, Alex is a Bethesda-based psychotherapist in private practice with a special interest in counseling families on child and adolescent development and marriage issues. Prior to joining The Heights, Alex was the Lower and Middle School Counselor at the Landon School, an independent school for boys in Bethesda, Maryland. He also served as the Director of the Tenley Achievement Program, a tutoring and character building program for underserved boys in Washington, DC. An All-Met soccer player in high school, Alex was a member of Columbia University’s varsity soccer team and maintains his love of the game through coaching. Alex and his wife, Andrea, have three children.