Anna Sansone is a 7th grade science teacher at Vicenza Middle School in Vicenza, Italy. A native of northern California and an enthusiast of all things related to science and the outdoors, she is also known to her students as the 21st Century Ms. Frizzle. Anna has twelve years’ teaching experience, eight of which have been with DoDEA. She began her career teaching English and science at a private school in Mexico, followed by three years teaching science in Chicago Public Schools. Prior to her present work in Vicenza, she also taught science and social studies and served as an Educational Technologist at EJ King High School in Sasebo, Japan and taught math and science at Incirlik Unit School in Incirlik, Turkey.

An undergraduate Environmental Science and Policy major at Clark University, Anna has an MAT from National Louis University in Secondary Science Teaching, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University, and is pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. Her research interest is the intersection of technologically mediated communication and motivational factors in the classroom. Certified in science, math, social studies, Spanish, and as an Educational Technologist, she focuses on developing STEM literacy in diverse learning contexts. Her goal is to help students develop an identity as scientists and historians in her classroom through collaborative learning, real-world applications, and inquiry-based instruction. When she is not teaching, Anna enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

PAEMST Award Recipient 2020
Anna Sansone 7th Grade Science Teacher
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