Anna Alfiero

Many times throughout Anna Alfiero’s teaching career
students have asked her “Why do you teach?” She simply replies, “I have
never thought of doing anything else.”

At an early age, her grandfather instilled the idea that each person
has a storehouse of talent that can be shared with the world. As
students enter the portals of her classroom, she feels empowered to
teach youngsters by encouraging the freedom of expression to question
and solve problems. That atmosphere to exchange ideas and information,
whether it be through verbal or nonverbal means, is set immediately and
the educational process begins, she says.

Anna began her teaching career in 1962 as a seventh- and eighth-grade
science teacher in the Waterford, Connecticut, school district. She
continued in that assignment until 1988, when she volunteered to teach
mathematics at the same grade level, still in the Waterford school
system. Anna earned a Bachelor of Science degree and her first Master of
Science degree from Willimantic State College, and a second Master of
Science degree from Southern Connecticut State College. She is now

Special Recognition

“Tomorrow’s Scientists and Engineers” recognition by NSTA &
Humble Refining Corporation Recognition by CT Joint Council for Economic
Education – 3rd place in Stock Market Game Project

Business Junior Achievement recognition

Grant recipient for Computer Education, Quinnipiac College

Grant recipient for “Use of the Computer as a Tool,” Pfizier Corporation

Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship award

1987 Woman of the Year award, sponsored by the Connecticut Federation of Professional
Women’s Clubs, Inc.