Anna Cowling, education specialist
Anna has more than 20 years’ experience working in education, across a range of third sector organisations. She’s a qualified teacher, with a BSc in Ecology to develop her love of animals, and spent three years working in primary schools as a KS2 teacher. It’s fair to say she is a powerhouse of knowledge, and we’ve all learnt a thing or two from Anna at Woodgreen.
Anna joined the charity in 2008 and is now immersed in our education work, leading on the creation and delivery of this content. Thanks to Anna, we have something to offer anyone who wants to learn about pets – from primary school children and secondary students through to college students and adults of all ages. She’s involved in the writing of school workshops, developing online courses and helping to produce virtual and face-to-face classes.
Education is key when it comes to changing behaviour, and Anna loves being able to help people with their pets. As we strive towards a future where pets are cared for in loving homes, it’s vital that we empower people with the skills to do this themselves. Anna’s hope is that through educating young people, we can nurture a generation that will think and feel differently about animals – with compassion, empathy and respect.