Anne Andersen has been appointed to serve as the Methow Valley School District’s Director of Teaching and Learning: International Baccalaureate Coordinator. Having taught in a variety of settings including three years on the Northern Minnesota Ojibwe reservation, Anne brings an unparalleled background and set of educational experiences to the coaching position.
Specific to her new role, Anne’s 34 years of service includes:
- Serving as a school principal in Minnesota, Norway (International Baccalaureate schools) and most recently, as the Interim Principal at Methow Valley Elementary School.
- Serving as an Instructional Coach for the Minnesota Department of Education and in the Methow Valley School District.
- Facilitating professional development workshops focused on supporting teacher development and college level coursework.
When asked why she is excited about this position, Anne stated, “We have an exceptional staff and community. With the right kind of support, every teacher and student can reach his or her highest potential. Our schools here in the Methow Valley can be the best anywhere!”
When announced to staff, one member stated, “We’ll miss her presence as the elementary principal, but our entire district will benefit from her appointment to this position. Her passion and energy for teaching and learning are infectious!”
We will be posting the elementary principal position early next week. As part of the recruitment and selection process, we will invite student, staff, and parents to participate in discussions focused on what we wish to see in our next principal. We’ll also communicate opportunities for those interested to participate in the interview and hiring process.