Anna is an original member of the teaching team at TKA and has been a North Kingston resident since 2007. As such, she holds a strong interest in the growth and ethos of the school, not only as a place of work, but also in the context of its local community. Anna enjoys the constant challenge of working in a growing school, keeping apace with the new developments each academic year brings. As Art Lead at TKA, she takes great pride in promoting the core value of Creativity in and around school and enjoys working with colleagues to develop the imaginative minds of her pupils.
Anna originally trained as a Primary School Teacher in Winchester and then went on to obtain a Masters degree in the Social History of Art at Leeds University. Combining her interest in education and love for Art History, Anna embarked on a career in Museums and Galleries in 1999. Her first jobs were at the beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds City Art Gallery and National Railway Museum. She has since worked with other transport collections, including London Transport Museum and Art on the Underground, resulting in a niche knowledge of the Tube, occasionally useful in a quiz scenario.
Since moving back to her hometown of London in 2001, Anna has held schools-related posts in some wonderful Art institutions including the Serpentine Gallery, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery (NPG). In these education roles, she has been lucky to work with incredible artists, children, young people and diverse groups from the London community. Anna visits exhibitions as regularly as she can and has recently started keeping a sketchbook again to develop her drawing skills. She loves photography and can often be found behind the school’s digital SLR.