Anna Alfiero

Waterford, CT | Years Taught: 1962 – Present

Many times throughout Anna’s teaching career students have asked her “Why do you teach?” She simply replies, “I have never thought of doing anything else.” At an early age, her grandfather instilled the idea that each person has a storehouse of talent that can be shared with the world. As students enter the portals of her classroom, she feels empowered to teach youngsters by encouraging the freedom of expression to question and solve problems. That atmosphere to exchange ideas and information, whether it be through verbal or nonverbal means, is set immediately and the educational process begins, she says.

Additional Recognition

  • 2012 • Lowell Milken Center Fellow
  • 2010 • KSU College of Education Alumni Fellow
  • 2009 • Finalist – Presidential Award for Excellence in Math/Science Teaching
  • 2009 • National semi-finalist, NEA Foundation Horace Mann Excellence in Education
  • 2009 • Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • 2009 • Kansas NEA Excellence in Education Award
  • 2006 • National Board Certification