Teacher Of The Year 2020

Ms. Anna Harms

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Ms. Anna Harms

I am a 3rd-grade teacher at Ira Cross Elementary. My favorite part about teaching is taking a child who thinks they CAN’T and building them up to become a child who knows that THEY CAN! It brings a smile to my face every time a student overcomes a challenge. This transformation and development of confidence is, hands down, the most rewarding part of my job.

I believe that with support and guidance, all children are capable of amazing things. Students should be able to play, socialize, and use skills inside and out of school in order to morph into life-long learners. I try to teach my students that mistakes will happen while they’re learning, what’s important is how they learn and grow from those mistakes. Whether a child is in my current or previous classes, they know that I will always be there to support them!