Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Computer Information Systems ESOL endorsement in progress Reading Endorsement in progress
My name is Anne Marie Engelgau. I am one of 7 kindergarten teachers here at Hammett L. Bowen Jr. Elementary School. I have been working at this school since it opened. The first 8 years I was an Instructional Paraprofessional. I have since taken and passed my certification exams to qualify as a certified K-6th grade teacher. I feel my years as a para has helped develop my teaching style. Teaching is one of my passions and I love working with our students.
Before I switched careers to be a teacher I was a stay at home mom for my two boys, Daniel 23 and Ryan 19. My husband and I decided it was best for our children to step away from my career as a computer technician to be with them full time. It was a struggle but it paid off. Both boys are in college at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
In my personal time, I love to go hiking on trails or kayaking out in the open water. It is calming and definitely relaxing after a busy week at school. I also spend lots of time walking our puppy Ripley! She needs lots of exercise to keep her calm!