Who is Miss Anna?
MISS ANNA IS
Miss Anna likes to think "outside of the box".
She likes to focus on the big picture.
She enjoys pondering about the "what ifs".
Her mind is always busy imagining all possibilities.
She cherishes flashes of inspiration and insight.
She desires to be of service to all,
especially to little children.
Can you tell me more about Miss Anna?
Since you insist, we'll tell you a little bit more.
doesn't drink coffee or tea.
It gives her a massive headache.
She is refraining herself from eating a Haagen-Dazs ice-cream
(vanilla her favorite), opting for a carrot stick instead.
She currently lives in Portland, Oregon
and loves the rain that makes everything so green.
She likes Thai food.
She spent 11 years of her early years in Bangkok
eating all the savory dishes Thailand has to offer.
She's Korean (South).
And considering that she only lived 3 months in that land,
it's amazing that she passes as a native speaker from Korea.
Still, she frequently puts her nose in a dictionary
which very much humbles her.
She studied Linguistics and Spanish at
the University of California, Irvine.
Don't ask her to speak Spanish, please.
She's very much out of practice.
She studied TESOL and Composition for her Masters
during the time she lived in the Bay Area (San Francisco).
She misses Ghiradeilli and its decadent chocolate sundaes .
She never dreamt of becoming a writer.
It was serendipity, really...
She never liked numbers.
She never liked any subjects that dealt with numbers.
She was very very proud of the B- she got in Algebra.
She really worked hard for it.
Today, she is 95% healed of math anxiety.
The Numbers in the Number Story doctored her and
befriended her, making her smile with the endless stories they tell.
She wishes ALL children to be introduced to numbers
in a different light--not as calculating scrooges
but as jolly new friends!