2019 Bay Educator of the Year
STEAM Teacher at Lincoln Lower School
Anna Painter, a passionate educator and Lincoln Lower School Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) teacher, has always displayed enthusiasm about protecting the Ocean State’s natural environment. Her excitement expanded when Lincoln School began a partnership with Save The Bay in 2015.
Painter ensures that her students get the most out of their experience, both in the classroom and at Save The Bay, by highlighting connections between the curriculum and real life. Class discussions, coupled with experiential learning, have allowed her students to thrive academically, underlining the importance of engaging students within the field of environmental education.
Through her strategic planning and programming, Painter is effectively fostering a new, environmentally-minded generation starting as young as Pre-K. Her continual leadership and dedication to the partnership between the Lincoln School and Save The Bay has been integral for hands-on learning opportunities for her students.