From her earliest memories, Anna has dreamed of becoming a Christian school teacher.  In fact, her mother has a childhood picture of Anna teaching her Beanie Babies!  Anna grew up in the home of an itinerate evangelist and has had the opportunity to travel almost the entire U.S. (47 states) and Europe on several occasions.   Anna is very accomplished in competitive speech and debate.  In high school, she won third place in the state of South Carolina in the category of poetry.  She is a current member of the National Speech and Debate Association.  Anna graduated from Ambassador Baptist College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Biblical Studies.   Anna is married to Luke Tanis, pastoral intern at First Baptist Church of St. Francis and student at Central Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MN.  In her spare time, Anna loves playing and teaching piano.   Anna’s favorite verse is Galatians 3:20 “. . . and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God.”

Years teaching at SFCS: 2 years