Svea Anderson, MEd 2000 AUNE, continues to receive recognition in her field. This month, Anderson was named a semi-finalist for the Raytheon Leaders in Education Award in Pima County, Arizona. The award acknowledges the contributions of exceptionally skilled and dedicated Pima County teachers, those who’ve gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, and inspired schoolchildren of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. These teachers distinguish themselves as leaders and play an active and useful role in their communities and in their schools.
“I am thrilled that I chose an education at AUNE and developed the teaching techniques I did,” said Anderson. “I feel truly blessed.”
In addition to teaching fourth grade science at Agua Caliente Elementary School in Tucson, Anderson is also the Lead Science Teacher Ambassador for the Arizona Department of Education, supervising and facilitating professional development for teachers across the state. “I am adding my own AUNE pedagogical approach in every PD I design,” she says.
In 2014, the Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) named Anderson as the Elementary Science Teacher of the Year at their Annual Conference, Let’s Build Science. The award honors a teacher who exemplifies quality science teaching at the elementary level.