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Anna von Muehlen started teaching on The St. Lawrence River in high school, running a nautical summer program with the goal of getting kids on the water. At St. Lawrence University, Anna completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology, rowed crew, spent a semester in Kenya, and started a campus-wide reuse initiative. While in college Anna co-founded a sailing program geared towards local elementary school kids without regular access to the water. After college she taught 3rd grade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a Teach for America corps member where she became passionate about reaching all students and frustrated by educational inequity. Anna came to NYC to pursue a master’s degree in childhood general and special education at Bank Street College. While in graduate school, Anna worked at Gillen Brewer, a private school for children with speech and language disabilities. Following graduate school Anna joined the staff at the Children’s Storefront, a tuition-free independent school in East Harlem. Anna spent the first two years at Compass as a classroom teacher and has loved watching Compass grow as a school and community. She then spent three years as a learning specialist. Changing roles along the way, Anna was thrilled to be able to work with Compass' first graduating class from their first day of 1st grade on to their last day of 5th grade. This year Anna will move into the role of Sustainability Coordinator and will also teach Sustainability to grades K and 1.
Anna believes in learning by doing, connecting with nature, and asking lots of questions. She thinks little people have important opinions, loud voices, and can make important changes in our world. She loves introducing simple tools that can help individual students and helping classrooms run smoothly while meeting all students unique needs. Anna travels mostly by bicycle, has a worm compost bin in her kitchen, and loves being a teacher and a mama too.
Bio coming soon!
Lindsay Fisher Jenkins is excited to be returning for her second year of teaching Music at Compass! Prior to joining the Compass team, Lindsay taught Music at Achievement First in Fort Greene, and, before that, worked as the Director of Communications and Customer Experience at a tech startup and as a Production Associate for a Broadway tour booking company.
Lindsay has been running her voice studio in Prospect Heights for the last 8 years, giving private and group lessons to students ranging in age from 6 to 75. She recently expanded her studio reach to include guitar and piano lessons. In addition to teaching, Lindsay performs with various groups throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, and produces a few musical events throughout the year.