Phone: (252) 444-5100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University with a concentration in Reading. Currently working on Reading and Literacy, MAED.

Mrs. Anja Costello

My name is Anja Costello and I teach fourth grade at Graham A. Barden. I was born and raised in southeastern Ohio. If you have heard of Kings Island, you were a hop, skip, and a jump from my tiny hometown of approximately 3000 people. I originally went to school at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) where I began studying anthropology before changing majors to education. From there I moved to Hawaii and that began my hopping about and living in some wonderful places all over the country. When I am not in the classroom, I love doing art, traveling, and taking photos along the way. If I can stay awake after a long day at school, I love to curl up with a good book. 

 “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” -Lily Tomlin