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Hello! My name is John Anger. I have been teaching for 21 years. The first 5 years I taught 5th grade at Benjamin E. Mays Elementary School. I have been at Dayton's Bluff for the past 16 years, the last 7 in first grade. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, graduating in 1997 as a nontraditional student. I attained a Master's Degree in Gifted Education from Minnesota State-Mankato.
I have always valued education so when my third child was born, my wife and I decided it was time for me to go back to school to get a degree in education after spending 13 years building walk-in coolers in a factory. I believe that was the best career decision I have ever made!
Outside of school, I love to read, camp, and fish. My wife and I both love to garden...she loves flowers, I do the veggie garden. I am a Minnesota sports fan and have been a huge Vikings and Twins fan since I was a boy. I was part of the Knothole Gang at the old Metropolitan stadium and loved to watch Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, and Tony Oliva play ball. As a boy I always wanted to become a professional baseball player, but I simply never had the talent. :)
I am deeply invested in my church and serve as an elder and trustee. My faith keeps me focused on what is important...here at school that means seeing and cultivating the best in my students and making sure they know that they are loved and valued.