Anne Pfennig is a well-known fixture on the Madison East campus. She has an infectious laugh and is always ready to share a joke or listen to a story. What’s not as known about Anne is that she was so shy during her school years that she wouldn’t speak with other students. During college, Anne made some scary decisions to break free of her shyness. She can now empathize with quiet students in class, but also pushes them to step out of their comfort zones.
Anne has been with Globe since its beginnings in the Madison area. She joined the team in 2009 with the opening of the Madison West location. Since then, she’s been a steady presence at both the East and West campuses.
Before coming to Globe, Anne racked up quite a lot of experience teaching in a variety of settings. She spent seven years teaching 6-12 grades and has also taught at a community college. Thinking about this background, Anne commented that “my favorite part of working at Globe is developing relationships with my students. It’s so exciting to see students who value their education and put their all into succeeding. When I taught high school, I dealt with many students who did not want to be there. I love that our motto is ‘We Care’ because it fits well with my teaching philosophy that all students deserve a chance for success.”
Anne earned the title of Faculty of the Quarter this term. This distinction is voted on by Globe Madison East faculty and staff. Anne said she was surprised and thrilled to be chosen. “It’s an honor to be chosen by one’s peers for an award,” Anne remarked, “I know that we have many excellent teachers here, so I consider myself blessed!” Be sure to congratulate her and thank her for all her hard work.