Harmonizer. Traveler. Sports lover.
As a collaboration mentor at the Academy, Anny has always had a passion for advancing young learners’ futures and finding their places in the world. She enjoys being a collaborator because it brings people closer together, while also helping people learn from one another. One aspect of collaboration Anny appreciates is that it opens new channels of communication. She truly loves impacting people’s lives and enhancing their scope of life.
Prior to joining the Academy, Anny was a Dean of Students for Union High School in Grand Rapids. She has worked in education for over 13 years across elementary, middle and high school. Extensive experience in the education system has reinforced Anny’s commitment to being a strong advocate for learning; she takes education very seriously as the foundation for life itself.
Anny received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Michigan State University. She later received her master's degree in business management from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. When not in the Academy, you can find Anny at any sports events and concerts. She enjoys being active and working out, as well as trying out new restaurants.
They would say that I value loyalty, and that I am a great listener. They would also say that I value patience and that everyone’s voice matters.
I would let future Academy students know to have an open mind to learning and know that failure is inevitable.
Yes, I have always wanted to work in tech. Over the years, I've taken mini lessons online to advance my tech skills, while also learning about how to enhance my life through technology.
Before the Academy, I had experience with tech and iOS from my previous career experience. Working in education, there's a variety of tech skills and workshops I was taken through. Tech companies from all over gave their expertise in technology workshops that helped further my journey.
I am most excited to be a mentor who gives advice not only because I like listening to people, but also because I genuinely want others to benefit from the wisdom they’ve learned over the course of their careers.
I am from Grand Rapids and I currently live in Detroit.