Our Social Studies Teacher – Ms. Anna Cubbage
Hello, fellow historians and agents of change!
My name is Anna Cubbage, and I am the middle grades Social Studies teacher at WAAS. This is my fourth year at WAAS. Prior to joining the WAAS community, I was a high school Social Studies teacher from 2015-2017 at White Oak High School in Jacksonville where I taught Honors American History I, American History I, Civics and Economics, Honors Psychology, and AP Psychology. I also was the Varsity cheerleading coach. From 2013-2015, I was a seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Southwest Middle School where I taught World History and coached cheerleading.
I am originally from Swansboro, North Carolina where I was raised with a love for history, reading, the water, and my family. I attended UNCW and received a degree in History with a Social Studies certification. I was also fortunate to be a part of the NC Teaching Fellows Program at UNCW. In May of 2019, I completed the AIG add-on licensure program through UNCW. Beginning in the fall of 2019, I joined the UNCW History Graduate Program part-time on the U.S. History thesis track.
When I decided that teaching was my way to contribute to the world around me, I was a sophomore in high school. Both of my grandfathers passed away within three months of each other. My father, a former high school Social Studies teacher, received words of sympathy and condolences from a student. While I had always been a witness to the impact that both my father and mother, also an educator, had on their students, including myself, I was struck by the impact that students can have on teachers and the world around them.
I believe history allows us the opportunity to learn more about ourselves as we learn more about others- both past and present. However, it is important for us to also realize, as James Baldwin said, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history”. Therefore, we must understand our own history and the history that came before us. As we seek and recognize the importance of multiple truths and perspectives, we can reflect and better understand our current world to make change and celebrate accomplishments.
When I am not at WAAS, you can usually find me with my dogs. Luckily, the pups are great sidekicks while I spend time with my family, including my sweet niece, and friends. I also enjoy soaking up new information, live music, analog music and photography, and picking up new skills for creative outlets. I also strive to self reflect and find ways to be a better partner in our community.
I look forward to a great year!
- UNCW, Wilmington, N.C., M.A. in U.S. History, August 2019-
- UNCW, Wilmington N.C., AIG Certification, August 2018-May 2019
- UNCW, Wilmington, NC, B.A. in History, Social Studies Certification, August 2009- May 2013
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- Cape Fear Community College- June 2018-July 2019- Adult High School Instructor
- Onslow County Schools- White Oak High School- July 2015-June 2017- Social Studies Teacher
Onslow County Schools- Southwest Middle School- August 2013-July 2015- 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
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