Anna Littman | Social Studies Teacher

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Education & Experience:

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts In International Studies with a concentration in education and the arts. Anna was the Executive Director of Arts For Life for ten years where she directed educational pediatric arts programs at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Duke Children's Hospital, Mission Hospital, and Presbyterian Hospital. She worked at the organization ASAP for five years in their Farm to School Program where she integrated food and farm-based information into coursework for students at Western Carolina University and managed Farm to School learning labs in public elementary schools and head start centers. In addition to teaching, Anna currently owns and directs Ivy Creek Family Farm where she grows seasonal vegetables for market, an 80 member CSA, and restaurants.

Teaching Philosophy:

Let's make learning memorable, magical, and motivating!

Favorite thing about kids:

Everything. I love everything about kids: their curiosity, their potential, their growth, their viewpoint, their struggles. I love how different every child is. I love the dynamics between them. I love their questions and insights. I love it when they wow me with their smarts, and I love it when they give me the opportunity to fill their minds with curiosity about the world around them.

Favorite thing about working at WBNS:

Woodson Branch has created an environment where teachers can share what they love, explore what children love, and teach, discover, and learn with students in an authentic, supportive community. Being able to teach the foundations of history in the classroom and then following that book learning with hands-on projects outside in a real environment is a dream come true.