Hi I’m Anna Mathis
I am an educator, a homesteader, and a designer, with a passion for lifelong learning.
Living in Fredericton, NB, Canada, I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. As the Manager, of Innovation and Learning Design, I support teaching and learning, curriculum development, and all non-credit programming at NBCCD. I am an international award winner for my textile design and I have taught and sold my artwork at Fiber Arts Festivals from Nova Scotia to Quebec.
On the weekends I can be found in the garden, tending the bees, brewing wild foraged wines, or chatting about permaculture.
March 2021 - Present
Manager, Innovation and Learning Design, The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD)
Member of the senior management team, contributing to college vision and strategic plan.
Coordinating professional development for faculty. Responsible for quality assurance of curriculum, program reviews, budget and related policies.
Hiring and managing the Learning Design team and launching the Learning Design Center September 2022.
Leading business development projects, developing work integrated learning opportunities for students and completing a redesign our of continuing education program: the Honeybee Folk School.
May 2019 – June 2020
(Interim) Assistant Dean, NBCCD
Supporting Academic Dean in scheduling, curriculum development projects, admissions, and other administrative duties.
Maintaining and building strategic alliances with outside partners.
Responsible for all casual instructors.
June 2018 – June 2020
Continuing Education Coordinator, NBCCD
Responsible for the strategic plan, policies, administrative processes and marketing of the LEAP Night Course Series. Organized over 130 courses and brought in 432 participants during the two years.
Development and implementation of new programs: NBCCD Summer Workshop Series, Hoyt Artist Residency, Casemate & Hoyt Student Residencies.
2015 – 2019
Casual Instructor, NBCCD
Fostering a positive learning environment and developing course content.
Management of an annual student field trip; 20+ students to Halifax, NS, for 4 days to participate and represent the NBCCD in the Craft East Buyers Expo.
2014 - 2019
Founder, Ploome Fiber Arts
Managing business operations, including the development of new products, operating budget, client relations and annual cycle of production and sales.
Organizing advertising and instructing many workshops, private lessons and teaching at various festivals around the Maritimes and in Quebec.
Using a variety of digital tools to enhance sales, customer communication, feedback and organization. Reaching customers through social media, my website, monthly newsletter, Etsy, Eventbrite, Ravelry etc.
Learning and Living
Bachelor of Education in Adult Education
University of New Brunswick
Diploma in Fine Craft: Fibre Arts
The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD)
Foundation Visual Arts Certificate
The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
"If we observed these behaviours between humans we would say, “She loves that person.” You might also observe these actions between a person and a bit of carefully tended ground and say, “She loves that garden.” Why then... would you not make the leap to say that garden loves her back?"