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Earth Sciences
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences

Academic Cadre

MSG Mike Anson USAF (Ret)

Assistant Academic Dean

Can an introvert teaching science make a difference in a student’s life? I certainly hope so. As the Earth, Physical and Life Sciences teacher here at Fishburne, I want to see the light in your eyes when you understand a point we’ve been discussing in my class. While learning requires effort and commitment, it should also be engaging and at times even fun. Along with knowledge, that’s what I hope to bring to class every day. That, along with structure, fewer gender distractions, compassion, and caring, makes Fishburne a place for every student to succeed.

I earned a BA in Science from New York State and did my military service with the USAF as a meteorologist for Special Forces and NASA. Honored to have been awarded a Joint Meritorious Service Medal and nominated for athletic field liner assistant of the year for the Waynesboro area.

Awards & Decorations Include:

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with OLC
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 OLC
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with 2 OLC
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 OLC
  • Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with 2 OLC
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • United Nations Medal
  • Favorite Valley destination

    The recycling center

  • Best thing about teaching

    Connecting with students

  • Best book ever written

    Curious George Takes A Job

  • Superpower I wish I had

    Time travel

  • Favorite band, artist or movie star

    To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar