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Ms. Saunders

Hi, my name is Ayanna Saunders and I am very excited to join the New Albany community this year! I previously taught kindergarten, first, and second grade in Worthington schools. It was wonderful to experience each of those grades and now I'm excited to return to first grade!
I grew up in Hilliard and have spent my life in various cities around central Ohio. I earned my master and bachelor degrees from The Ohio State University before teaching in Worthington for four years. I now live in Columbus with my adorable cat, Callie. I love to read, spend time in nature, and do many forms of art- drawing, painting, photography, crafts, digital design, and more! Essentially, I enjoy anything creative and connected to nature. 
Those passions are also part of my teaching, so I love creating new activities for my students, learning outside, and encouraging my students to bring their unique skills and ideas to the classroom. I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!