Spring House Resource is a source of support for students, teachers, and communities on the Flathead Reservation to help all students in publicly funded schools reach their academic goals and potential. Spring House raises money in order to provide micro grants and services directly to students, classrooms, and community agencies based on need and application.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Anna Baldwin has been a teacher on the Flathead Reservation since 1999. She started her career at Two Eagle River School, where she taught high school English classes and advised the school literary magazine in addition to a poetry slam group. Four years later she migrated to Arlee and taught a variety of English and history classes, and advised the National Honor Society, Reservation Ambassadors, and drama club. She has also served as the district grants manager and directs programs involving homeless students, mentorship and induction, professional development, and all federal programs.
Anna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts degree in English Teaching from the University of Montana, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, also from the University of Montana.
In 2013, Anna won the Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching award from Teaching Tolerance, followed by the Distinguished Educator award from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in 2015. Anna is the 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year.
The directors of Spring House provide informal but crucial guidance to the founder for fundraising, outreach, and project approval.