Anna Crafton Walker

3rd Grade Literacy
Bank Street College of Education, MS Ed
New York University, BA
Bixby School since 2016

My appreciation of progressive education started during my days as a student at Friends Seminary in New York City. I feel so fortunate to work at Bixby and find many similarities between this special school and the one of my childhood. I come from a long line of teachers and “do-gooders.” Intentionally following in their footsteps, I left a career in the music business to pursue my graduate degree in early childhood and special education. I subsequently taught 1st and 2nd grade at the Mary McDowell Friends School in Brooklyn, NY. Outside of school, I built a thriving practice as a reading tutor specializing in the Orton-Gillingham approach. My husband and I have two children, one of whom is a Bixby kindergartener. In my free time, you’ll find me doing karaoke, making doughnuts, planning my next travel adventure or exploring the local food scene.