Steven Anderson has been awarded the Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholarship in Teaching and Learning during the UCI School of Education 2018-2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony. Steven is pursuing his Single Subject Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics.
Steven Anderson was born in Oxnard, California to his loving parents, Shawn and Mina. Along with his brother Nicholas, Steven grew up in Westminster, California. He attended Westminster High School, where his standout efforts as a student-athlete earned him acceptance into UCLA. At UCLA, Steven founded the campus organization Autism Speaks U at UCLA and earned two bachelor degrees in Economics and Psychology.
Currently, Steven Anderson is in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at UCI and pursuing his single subject credential in Mathematics. Steven has chosen to take his year-long apprenticeship at his alma mater, Westminster High School, where he has also been a football coach for five seasons. Steven is a strong advocate for public education and believes in its ability to remedy the problems of the world, both large and small. He is forever inspired by his grandparents, who both dropped out of school in the third grade and later immigrated to the United States in hopes of providing a better life for their family.
Steven believes in not just teaching the standards of his subject, but also in providing students with the academic and socioemotional tools necessary for future success in life. He hopes to provide this support and give back to the community that gave so much to him. Lastly, he is honored to receive this award from Mary Roosevelt and is thankful for her time and support.
Steven Anderson and Mary Roosevelt