Ana Berry started her career as a fourth-grade bilingual math teacher at Brown Elementary School, where she’s been for the last 12 years. She teaches Bilingual, Gifted and Talented, and Young Scholar students – but her expertise doesn’t stop there! She has also taught newcomers, general education, ESL and all subjects throughout her career. Berry has a true passion for English Language Arts, and she enjoys sparking a student’s love for reading and writing. When she’s not in the classroom, she has kept herself busy over the years, sponsoring a variety of extracurricular activities including an after-school running club, a puppet drama club and Student Council. As a graduate of the University of Texas in Denton, this educator’s love for teaching has not faded. She fully believes education is important for everyone of all ages and path, and without it, society cannot and will not grow.
Q: What do you love about teaching?
One of the things I find most rewarding is really diving in and getting to know my students.
Q: What is the best part of your job?
I like being around the families and the sense of community we create as a school. I like to see the world through my students’ eyes. It is exciting to see them find joy in things that as grownups we tend to overlook.
Q: What is your greatest hope for your students?
I hope my students become self-motivated, self-aware goal setters. I want them to take what they’ve learned from me, build upon that and continue to grow from fifth grade all the way into high school.
Q: What inspires you as a teacher?
This community is depending on me to provide a good education for the children that are growing up here. It inspires me to not let them down.