Paula Anderson is High School for Recording Arts’ Education Director and also serves as an English Teacher and as vice-chair of the school board. She has been working with opportunity youth for 21 years, and is a former winner of the Urban Teaching Award from the Council of Great City Schools.
Before coming to HSRA, she worked at several St. Paul Area Learning Center programs as an English Teacher and Academic Coordinator. She wrote and oversaw implementation of HSRA’s competency-based graduation plan and was the project manager for HSRA’s involvement in the Coalition of Essential Schools’ Small Schools Project for the five years.
Paula received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from the College of St. Benedict and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hamline University. Her capstone project was titled What Alternative Educators Can Learn from Chaos and Complexity Theories.