About Anna Saldo-Burke

Anna Saldo-Burke - Author, Teacher

About Anna Saldo-Burke

 

Anna Saldo-Burke is a career teacher for North Adams Public Schools.  In 2010 she taught a Grade 3 Inclusive Education classroom, in which Special Needs students are educated within General Education settings.

Anna earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, a Master in Education degree, and a Doctorate in Education degree. She is certified to teach in both Elementary Education - Grades K-8 and Special Education in the state of Massachusetts.

Anna with student

Teaching Experience

 -designed and managed a high school vocational training program for Special Education students.

-developed and implemented a middle school Life Skills Program for students with Down syndrome and Autism.

-operated a classroom for significantly disabled students.

-established and conducted elementary school Resource Room classrooms for Special Education students.

-taught a Grade 5 Inclusive Education classroom.

Her teaching career began in North Adams, Massachusetts. Anna designed and ran a high school vocational training program for Special Education students. She has been a Vocational Specialist for the Berkshire County Association for Retarded Citizens.

Anna returned to teaching for the North Adams Public Schools, and developed and implemented a middle school Life Skills Program for students with Down syndrome and Autism. She taught a classroom for significantly mentally and physically disabled students.

For several years, she taught elementary school Resource Room classrooms for Special Education students and provided academic pullout services.  She taught Grade 3 & 5 Inclusive Education classrooms. 

Anna has a long time friendship with an autistic woman, providing her with a unique experience with autism. 

Book Artist/Illustrator

 A very young Anna and twin sister Diana, the Artist/Illustrator for GREEN MITTENS COVERED HER EARS - A Look at Autism.

Diana has a Master of Arts degree in Art, with a concentration in design and specialization in illustration.
artbysaldo.com 

awards and recognition

Achievements

- AMVETS Department of Massachusetts Pilgrim Awards M. Francis Roberts Rehabilitation Award-Oct 2015 Honoree for having demonstrated outstanding contributions in the fields of Americanism, Public Service and Community Service towards the betterment of veterans or the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

-Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association's Humanitarian Award for 2010. 

-Ladies Auxiliary to the Dr. Deorge l. Curran VFW Post 996 Citizenship Award 2010 for outstanding citizenship.

-Time Warner Cable 2008-2009 National Teacher Awards Finalist, for developing and executing projects that represent the best efforts happening in schools across the country.

-Teaching for Democracy Award 2008, for outstanding contributions in Community Service-Learning.

-Emily M. West Citizenship Award 2008, for teaching the youth of our community the true meaning of patriotism and citizenship.

-Community Recognition Educator Award, for involving students in local and world-wide community programs.

-Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 2003-2004 National Citizenship Education Teacher Award Elementary School Level, for being selected the state teacher winner in her grade category for outstanding and dedicated service.

-The Berkshire Red Cross Centennial Award 2001, for outstanding commitment to her students.

-American Legion Auxiliary Certificate of Appreciation 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 in recognition and sincere appreciation of outstanding service.

-Army National Guard Certificate of Outstanding Achievement 2008, for supporting the United States Military Services.

-American Legion Auxiliary Unit 125 Certificate of Appreciation 2002, 2003, 2004, for participation in the National Americanism Essay Contest.