Anita Minty

MI Instruction, BS Elementary Education

Grade 1

Anita Minty grew up always knowing she wanted to be a teacher. She spent hours as a child playing school in a corner of her room, using every spare piece of paper she could find. In fact, her preschool teacher predicted Mrs. Minty would become a teacher.

At school Mrs. Minty enjoys getting to know her students and their families. She enjoys watching her young ones tackle something difficult and feels just as excited as her students when she observes the "Ah Ha!" moment when they finally get it. Mrs. Minty believes in positive reinforcement and strives to bring out the best in each student. She wants her students to have a safe, Christian, comfortable environment in which to learn.

Professionally, Mrs. Minty is a member of the International Reading Association and likes to keep abreast of new concepts and teaching strategies by reading The Reading Teacher journal each month.  She feels that keeping up with the latest research is so important to being a teacher of excellence.

Mrs. Minty was born in New Jersey, but grew up north of Philadelphia, PA. She was one of four siblings in a close-knit family. She currently lives in Eldersburg, MD with her husband, one of the treasurers with Chesapeake Conference, and her son Nate. Her stepdaughter Jordyn, a former Atholton Adventist Academy student, completed an elementary education/special education degree from Towson University.

Mrs. Minty enjoys many activities and hobbies outside of the classroom. Some of her favorite things are exercising, walking, scrapbooking, reading, biking, and gardening.She loves going to the beach, especially Cape May Point in New Jersey. She claims the best way to relax is with "the beach and a book!"

"God has always led me and guided my every decision," says Mrs. Minty. "Philippians 4:13 is my favorite text. 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me'."