Anna Bode was born in Indiana, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and has proudly called Austin home for over eleven years now. She graduated from Concordia University Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary School Curriculum and obtained a generalist teaching certificate for ECE – 6th grade. Anna recently completed a M.Ed. in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Talent Development and a minor in Diversity Studies from Texas State University. Her final six hours for her master’s degree were completed as a part of a service learning study abroad program to the Dominican Republic where she had the opportunity to teach English to a wide range of students. She is also a certified school wellness, mindfulness, and yoga teacher.
Anna’s passion for the International Baccalaureate began through her work at two IB PYP campuses in Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD during her time at Concordia University. Among a wealth of professional development while in Leander ISD, she followed IB PYP Category 1 training with IB PYP Category 2 Assessment training. Anna also had the privilege of attending the IB Conference of the Americas when it was in hosted in San Antonio, Texas, as well as local Texas IB Schools Seminars. She has seven years of IB PYP experience in both third and fourth grades.
Email address: a.bode@ISTexas.org