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 6 kindergarten teachers here at Hammett L. Bowen Jr. Elementary School. I have been working at this school since it opened. For 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 have 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 24, and Ryan 21. 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. Daniel is in their Master's program and Ryan is in his last year of undergraduate studies.
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 dog Ripley! She needs lots of exercise to keep her calm!