The Nature Class

Room D (Pre-K)

The Nature Class
Mascot: Cottontails

Teacher: Ms. Anna
Assistant: Ms. Lisa
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About Anna: I’ve been assisting in the Pre-K classroom since 2011 and have been the lead teacher since 2016.  I love every minute of it!  I have two daughters that are alumni of St. Mark’s and loved the community and philosophy of the school so much, that I came back as a teacher several years after they left.  My previous experience comes from teaching preschool in San Francisco and the Bay Area (where I am originally from) and teaching environmental education classes as a UC Berkeley student.  I have also spent many years volunteering in TUSD as an outdoor educator and librarian.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, painting, pottery, and lots of other crafts.  I love learning to do new things and trying to bring creativity and wonder into the classroom on a daily basis!

About DominiqueI started teaching at St Mark’s Preschool and Kindergarten in 2019, after working as a tutor for TUSD and in a special needs program here in Tucson. I was born in France to British parents and started to pursue a medical degree there, but discovered a love for education when I moved to the US in 2017. I love the holistic approach St Mark’s has when it comes to shaping little minds, and learn so much from both the kids and my amazing co-workers. I enjoy finding places with great food around Tucson with my husband, spending time outdoors with our dog Simba, cooking, reading, traveling, and seeing friends and family.



° Leave notes for your child, even if he/she can’t really read yet. Have them “pretend write” notes back to you. Experimenting with writing is as important to becoming a writer as crawling is to walking.
° Provide special child-friendly places for reading, writing and creating art activities in your home. [Pre-school is not the only place these should be done.]
° Cook and bake with your child. Read packages and recipes together. Even write your own recipes.
° Write shopping lists together.
° Notice and talk about the print all around you, everywhere you go.
° Tell stories and listen to your child’s stories.
° Play language games. [e.g. “I spy”, “Which one doesn’t belong”, “How are these the same/ different.”]
° Read at least one book per day to your child. Talk and read about anything that interests your child.
° Listen to your child read. “Pretend” reading is important. [Go on a field trip to the library]


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St. Marks Preschool & Kindergarten

p. (520) 325-1510
f. (520) 323-0432
3809 East Third Street
Tucson, Arizona 85716

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