Anna Taiga grew up near Moscow, Russia, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Human Resources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For over a decade, she worked for a large global company, traveling internationally to facilitate leadership seminars, coach programs and organize managerial mentoring. She also spearheaded innovative workplace diversity initiatives. The birth of her two sons, now four and nine, inspired Ms. Taiga to earn her Waldorf grades teacher certification from the Alkion Center at Hawthorne Valley. She taught high school English there before joining the Steiner School in 2017. For the past two years, Ms. Taiga has served as an EC assistant teacher, as First Grade assistant teacher and as a lead teacher for the Summer@Steiner program. She enjoys bringing her love of cross-cultural music and singing into the classroom.