Growing up in the gorgeous Ithaca, NY, Anna has always had an affinity for education and the environment. Anna attended Earlham College where she majored in Biology and did a concentration in Outdoor Education. She went on to teach outdoor education for the Battle Creek, Michigan public school system. Trading the trees for the classroom, Anna taught as a middle school teacher in North Carolina at Arthur Morgan School (AMS). While at AMS, she developed unique classes that combined multiple subjects and experiences. One such class involved visiting river cities across the country to study how geography and culture influence one another.
For the last three years Anna has been teaching at the Lantern School, a Waldorf-inspired, and nature-based school in Ithaca, NY. Anna is grateful for this opportunity to have taught in an environment where storytelling, arithmetic and playing in the mud were often incorporated into one lesson. Anna is serious about making learning fun and creative. A kinetic learner herself, Anna has a special affinity for other active learners, and she enjoys helping them find the magic in discovery.
Having been in a multitude of educational settings with various teaching philosophies, Anna has created her own blend of teaching that values interdisciplinary projects, environmental educational and play-based learning. With a great love for this avocation, Anna wants to take her passion for learning from private to public schools. Anna has completed her M.A.T. in Elementary Education with an additional license in Moderate Disabilities.