Anne Cairns

Title: Retired Physical Education Educator
Location: Newark, Delaware, United States

Anne Cairns is recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physical fitness and education.

Upon going to college, Ms. Cairns was undecided on a career choice. She had been encouraged to go to college as both of her parents were college-educated. After taking a few courses, she discovered her proclivity for physical education and ventured down the path to become an educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Pennsylvania State University in 1961 and continued her academic pursuits at West Chester University, receiving a Master of Science in 1965. She is a certified teacher in Pennsylvania, a certified teacher and principal in Delaware, and a certified adaptive physical education specialist in Delaware.

Early in her career, Ms. Cairns worked as a physical education teacher and coach at Central Columbia County High School. In 1964, she joined the faculty at Christina School District in Delaware as a physical education teacher. She remained at the Christina School District in Delaware until her retirement in 2006. From 1998, until her retirement, she worked as the Coordinator of Adult Education in the district. In addition to these roles, Ms. Cairns consulted for the University of Delaware between 1984 and 2006 and was the area coordinator for New Castle County Parks and Recreation from 1973 to 2005. For her work, she received the Outstanding Service award from New Castle Parks and Recreation in 1985 and a Service Award from New Castle County in 2005. In 2005, the State of Delaware named her the Adaptive Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

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