8x10_ann_headshot3rd & 4th Grade STEAM Teacher

“You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations. My goal as a science teacher is to plan experiences that encourage students to engage and be actively present in the learning; that they become conscious observers so that questions form and connections are made that extend beyond the science classroom. My hope is that students will be fearless when it comes to learning and confident in what they can do.”

Ann’s career began in business, but after staying home with her two children, she began to follow her passion for education as a part-time pre-school music teacher, and volunteering in her children’s schools and at church for more than a decade. After earning her master’s degree in elementary education, Ann began teaching first grade at The Soulard School followed by three years in upper elementary classrooms. Ann is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teacher’s Association. When she’s not teaching, Ann enjoys camping with her husband, dog, and children.

Ann received the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Outstanding Beginning Teacher award in 2015.

B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.A.T., Webster University