April 18, 1936 – November 15, 2013
Ann began her DoDDS career in 1963 at Johnson Air Base in Japan. She taught in the upper elementary grades and was also a Reading Improvement Specialist. In the early 1970s, Ann moved to Germany for a few years and taught at Neubrucke before returning to Japan. She spent the 1975/76 school year in the Washington, DC schools with the teacher exchange program.
When Johnson Air Base closed, Ann moved to Yokota Air Base and taught at both East and West school. She spent 2 years at Michigan State pursuing doctoral studies in Children’s Literature. In 1989, Ann moved to Wiesbaden, Germany where she taught at Hainerberg Elementary School and at HH Arnold High School as a Reading and English teacher. Ann retired in 1996 after 33 years with DoDDS.
Ann returned to her hometown of Westhampton, MA when she retired to help care for her father. During her retirement years, Ann was active in many local and church committees- often serving as secretary of each organization. She continued to pursue her love of travel with frequent trips to Europe where she often volunteered in the Hainerberg Elementary School Media Center. Ann traveled to Australia and Costa Rica in addition to many places in the USA during her retirement.