Anna Canova

1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Ithaca College, Master of Science in Childhood Education
Penn State University, B.S. in Biobehavioral Health

I am absolutely overjoyed to be a part of the beautiful learning that is happening at Miquon! I grew up in Delaware County, playing stickball on the corner with neighbors, seeking patches of dirt to dig for worms, and drawing with anything I could get my hands on. These passions persist today through plein air painting & illustrating, urban farming, and playing in the Wissahickon.

I earned my B.S. in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State with a focus on child nutrition. For my honors thesis, I visited preschool classrooms to share a vegetable-focused storybook series I created and simultaneously fell in love with teaching.

From then on, I jumped into guiding children’s discovery, creation, and imaginations in and out of the classroom. From teaching Early Childhood & 7th grade at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia to guiding outdoor exploration at Riverbend Environmental Center, my understanding of learning expands beyond the walls of the classroom, striving to connect each student to deep learning about themselves, the world, and each other.

Recently, I earned a Master of Science in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from Ithaca College. Before finding a home at Miquon, I spent the summer and fall as lead farmer and educator at a community garden in West Oak Lane, Philadelphia.

As a teacher, I love planting the seeds of joyful puzzling – students finding delight in inquisitive yearning to discover the world they are a part of. I am passionate about integrated, authentic learning opportunities that celebrate each learner as critical thinkers and movers!