My name is Analisa McCann and I have been an elementary school teacher for nine years! I currently teach first grade at Broadway Elementary in Central Valley School District in Spokane, Washington. I have a passion for teaching in high poverty schools and working with students who have experienced childhood trauma.
I have spent the past few years studying and learning about childhood trauma. Research shows that trauma affects children's brains which impacts how they learn. I have become trauma-invested by adapting my classroom practices. My work in trauma-invested practices led to my nomination and selection as the 2020 Northeast Washington Regional Teacher of the Year.