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Ben Anisman

3rd Grade Teacher

At McGillis 2013 - 2017 and since 2019


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B.S., Elementary Education, University of Utah


After moving around for the first 13 years of my life, I came to Utah and fell in love. I began working at Congregation Kol Ami in a Kindergarten class, before working at the JCC's summer camp. I came to McGillis in 2013 and worked in Aftercare, substitute taught, and was a teacher's assistant until I took a year away to finish my degree. In my time outside of school, I love to cook, read, enjoy music, spend time with my friends and family, and take in the beauty of the great outdoors!


I am currently reading:
The Giver


What do you think makes McGillis different?
I think what makes McGillis different is the strength of our community. The support, connectedness, and love that our community exudes are unmatched.


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Family Groups


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
My fourth-grade teacher would come and play soccer with us at recess. We all thought he was the coolest and most caring teacher and it made us all care about our schoolwork just a little bit more. It made me want to have that effect on students one day.