Anna Klarner

B.A. Special Needs Education

  • Vancouver BC
Work History
Work History
Sep 2009 - Mar 2015
Internship in Special Needs and Middle School Education
State of Bavaria, germany

23 weeks of internship spread over 5.5 years in Special Needs Schools such as Pater-Rupert-Mayer Zentrum Regensburg (school for pupils with physical disabilities and competence centre of autism), Papst-Benedikt-Schule Straubing (school for pupils with physical disabilities and focus on working with pupils with autism)

- Preparing and performing school lessons in the Subjects German, English, Mathematics and Sports

- Training adapted life skills and social skills

- Assisting teachers in their lessons

- Supporting individual pupils with special needs

- Supporting pupils with their homework

Leader of the International Dyslexia Camp
Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e. V., germany

A camp for young adults from all over Europe with dyslexia. The participants make international friends and discuss individual difficulties with dyslexia in their countries

- Organizing camp activities, enrolment, lodging and travel

- Promoting the event and the dyslexia organization

2012 - 2014
Leader of the STEP English-Camp for childrenwith dyslexia
Bundesverband legasthenie und dyskalkulie e.v., germany

A camp for German school children with dyslexia in the age of 13 – 17, where they can improve their written and spoken English. In workshops the children learn new English words and gain confidence in speaking English. In afternoon activities the children have the possibility to try out new words and improve conversation skills in English.

- Organizing the camp including taking care of the registrations and contact with parents

- Organizing lodging, workshops and activities

- Leading workshops with the rest of the team

Volunteer at Vacation Program for adults with mental and physical disabilities
Lebenshilfe Würzburg e.V., würzburg,germany

The program offers several vacation programs for people with special needs, including autism. The participants can choose between several trips within Europe.

- Supporting in daily needs such as personal hygiene and eating

- Preparing food for the group

- Planning vacation time according to the participant's needs and wishes

2008 - 2009
Volunteer Social Year at a school for children with special needs
Pater-Rupert-mayer-zentrum; School for pupils with physical disabilities and competence centre for autism, Regensburg, germany

The German program „Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr“ gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities by volunteering in a social sector for one year. 

- Supporting pupils individually during school lessons and homework

- Planning and performing afternoon activities

- Working in a team consisting of one teacher and three social workers

2001 - 2009
Coach of a Vaulting Team
equestrian-club Gut Waffenschmiede, Wiesent, Germany

- Planning and performing vaulting lessons with children in the age of 8 – 11

- Taking care of the horses

- Instructing and supporting the children in the interaction with the horses

2009 - 2015
B.A. and State Exam Special Needs Education
Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, germany

- Topic of Bachelor Thesis: „Integration durch Gruppensport am Beispiel Voltigieren“ (Eng.:“Integration through group sports as applied to Equestrian Vaulting“)

- Sample courses include: Educational Science of Physical and Complex Disabilities, Educational Studies, Didactics such as Mathematics, Sports and Technical Education

2009 - 2015
German Abitur (Highest post-secondary school education in Germany)
Von-Müller-Gymnasium, Regensburg, Germany

Highest post-secondary school education in Germany


Native in written and spoken German


Fluent in written and spoken English


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