24
MAR
2013

ANNA DISCENZO

Anna holds a BA in French from the University of North Carolina-Asheville where she was a University Scholar and member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.  She completed her AMI Elementary Training at Washington Montessori Institute in 1998.

Anna has taught at the school since 1998 years, helping to start the Elementary and Adolescent programs.  She completed Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation training for ages 3-6 and 6-9 year-olds – and is currently working on 9-12 training.

Anna serves on the Education Advisory Council for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  She has written and published a book (“Remembering D”)  about the life of her beloved student, Demetrius Smith, and illustrated by her class.  She has assisted in starting the Tony Brush Community Garden and attended the American Horticultural Society Symposium on Children and Gardening.  Seeking to instill a love of humanity through philanthropy, she continues to foster a culture of service in her classroom.  Anna credits her Aunt Francis and the memory of her grandfather, Domenic, for leading her to a career in education.  In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, gardening, and expanding her horizons.