Hello, I am Ann Bloomfield, but my friends call me Annie. I was born in New Norfolk and grew up in the beautiful Derwent Valley, before completing my matriculation and teaching degree in Hobart. Whilst undertaking my degree, I met my husband (Phillip) who is from a renowned farming family in Kimberley. We have been married almost 47 years and have three adult children. We are both retired secondary teachers – Phil is a ‘jack of all trades’ teacher, but specializes in MDT (Materials Design and Technology), Maths and History and still does relief teaching. My expertise is mainly in English, Psychology and History / Geography. We both love teaching and have taught for 40 years in secondary schools mainly on the Northwest coast.
I have been retired 9 years and thoroughly enjoy the opportunities this presents. We lived in Devonport for 34 years before moving to the idyllic Port Sorell area, which we love. We’ve been here 11 years and appreciate the community spirit. I like to be busy and engaged in a lot of projects. I still tutor senior secondary students and am involved in the Lions Club Youth of the Year program as a judge. Nothing thrills me more than seeing young people achieve their best. I love to read, listen to music and I do a variety of different crafts – knitting, crochet, hardanger, cross stitch, 5D Diamond painting and bead work etc.
I am thrilled to be on the Port Sorell U3A committee and to help where I can. I especially look forward to learning more about this worthwhile organization. I hope to take on some of the classes soon as my previous involvement has been limited to a session I delivered on Memory and how to improve it. I may do another presentation on this soon.