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Ben Anisman


Kindergarten 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 his life, Ben came to Utah and fell in love. He began working at Congregation Kol Ami in a kindergarten class, before working at the JCC's summer camp. He came to McGillis in 2013 and worked in AfterSchool, substitute taught, and was a teacher's assistant until he took a year away to finish his degree. He rejoined the McGillis community and has loved every minute of being a teacher here. In his time outside of school, Ben loves to cook, read, enjoy music, spend time with friends and family, and take in the beauty of the great outdoors!


As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, what is your wish for McGillis?
My wish for McGillis is to carry on opening eyes and minds to the beautiful world that surrounds us for many years to come.


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Brownies in a bag


Favorite McGillis Lunch:
Everything! Ms. Bridget and her crew can do no wrong!


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 school work just a little bit more. It made me want to have that effect on students one day.