Anne Marden Krafthefer graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 1977 with a BAS in elementary education. She holds a Minnesota license to teach K-6 grade. In 1997, she completed her MA of education at the College of St. Scholastica, specializing in elementary science and mathematics curriculum and instruction. Anne has taught in public, private and parochial schools during her career. Teaching is an important part of her family life, as her mother and grandfather also were teachers. In addition, two of Anne's four children and one daughter-in-law also are licensed teachers.