Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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9930 N. Smith St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6277 | Fax: (503) 916-2673

Anna Jo Gender


Where are you from?
I was born in Portland many moons ago.🌙

For how long have you been an educator?
I have taught first grade for twelve years.📝

For how long have you worked at Sitton?
I have taught here nine lovely years!🚌

Why did you choose to become a educator?
I was in the theater for 25 years and wanted to combine art and reading and math and all!🎨🎬📖💝

What is your favorite part of your job?
When students become curious about EVERYTHING! 🌅

What do you like to do when you're not teaching?
I am still in love with all types of art. So I go and enjoy plays, music, art and film.