Meet Anna Waxham Blackwell, New ELL Teacher

The Garfield PTSA reached out to our new teachers with a few questions – e.g. tell us about yourself and why you went into teaching, do you have any pets, what activities do you enjoy and what advice would you share?  Until we can meet in person, it’s nice to get to know our teachers in some way that we can. 

Hi, my name is Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell (Ms. WB). I have worked for several years as a bilingual instructional assistant at Seattle World School and am happy to join Garfield as an ELL teacher. I became a teacher because I enjoy working with young people and connecting with their families.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and sewing. My top piece of advice for students is to work hard to communicate with the people around you, because if you can communicate you can solve problems together that you might not be able to solve on your own.


Welcome to Garfield, Ms WB!  -Garfield PTSA