Annie began her career in education at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame where she majored in English Literature and Writing and minored in Secondary Education. She quickly learned about the injustices in the education system when partaking in several internships across the South Bend and Mishawaka School Districts. It was then that she realized that good teaching was integral to a good education for all children, and she wanted to impact the lives of students in that capacity. After graduation, Annie began teaching in the suburbs of Chicago, and she eventually moved to the Noble Network of Charter Schools at Chicago Bulls College Prep where she taught English and Theatre for the past two years.

Annie joins Education Pioneers because her passion and determination drive her to ensure that all students are guaranteed the opportunity to an excellent education. Although she enjoyed being a part of the classroom setting, she knew that after an interim position at EP that she wanted to be a permanent part of the conversation in education policy and reform. She is excited to use her experience as a classroom teacher to engage policy makers in the conversation of an equitable education for children.