B.A. in Economics, Bryn Mawr College; M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education, Mercer University. Anastasia is a fourth year middle school mathematics teacher, In 2005, after graduating from Bryn Mawr College, she joined the Teach For America corps, an opportunity that would change her life forever and shape her future goals to pursue education reform and school leadership. Anastasia taught 6th grade mathematics at Benjamin S. Carson Honors Preparatory Academy in Atlanta, for two years, before becoming a founding teacher of The B.E.S.T. Academy, a single-gender public school devoted solely to the education of young men.