Ask Grade 3 co-teacher Anne Craig what she finds most exciting about teaching, and the answer comes easily: “I love being open to individual differences among children, to finding the special strengths and talents of each child.” Mrs. Craig has enjoyed working with students in a variety of settings, including large and small public and private schools, a farm education program, and the popular problem solving competition called Odyssey of the Mind. “What I like about smaller schools is the ability to have more of an individual impact on my students,” she says, and adds with a smile, ” I also appreciate the opportunity to use my creativity.”
Mrs. Craig is a native of Northern Virginia and earned a B.A. in English with a Theology minor from Georgetown University. She began her teaching career after earning an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Marymount University. Her interest in education was evident from her earliest days, when she found herself saving everything that she brought home from school, and her transition to being a teacher included an unusual opportunity. “I ended up teaching at a school I had attended, and one of my favorite teachers was still there,” she recalls.
Thinking back on her initial visit to Green Hedges, what stands out for Mrs. Craig was attending Opening on a Monday morning and being surrounded by welcoming parents who were also in attendance. “I knew that I had landed well,” she says.
Mrs. Craig enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and with her local extended family. Her interests include literature, gardening and nature.