Transitional Kindergarten – 1st Grade

You have touched countless lives and changed the face of education in Spokane forever.”

~ Grace Leaf

Anthony Torchia

Master’s in Teaching

Postbaccalaureate in Political Science

BA in History

Teacher/Child ratio: 1:16

Maximum Class Size: 16

Personal Background:  

Anthony earned his degrees from Washington State University. During the 2021-2022 school year, Anthony had a year-long teaching internship at Colfax High School, student teaching social studies classes to 10-12th graders. The classes included Civics and Current World Issues, American Government and Politics, and US History. This teaching internship provided Anthony with experience in significant and consistent lesson planning, various forms of formative and summative assessment, integration of technology and online resources, teaching to state and district standards, enforcing positive discipline, grading and record keeping, and maintaining accountability and discipline of students.  

Since July 2022 Anthony has served as a Recreation Leader at Northeast Youth Center (NEYC), a Pre-K – 12 learning center that serves at-risk youth within the Northeast Spokane Region. Anthony was the Lead Teacher of NEYC’s Kindergarten and 1st Grade classroom. NEYC’s summer camp program consisted of leading youth through daily routines and activities, as well as consistent daily field trips around the Spokane Metropolitan Area.  

Philosophy of Teaching:

Anthony has found a home in education and social studies. The importance, meaning and content of social studies served as a method to teach himself critical thinking and analysis skills. Anthony will strive to teach your children the same skills. It is Anthony’s desire to share this ability for independent learning through making meaningful and positive connections with students.

Goals for the Class:

-To encourage positive interactions amongst students

-To instill a love of learning

-To help the students become critical thinkers