Annie O’Donnell is passionate about ensuring all of America’s children receive an equitable and empowering education and has dedicated her career to pursuing that aim. Annie spent over 12 years building and leading the national design team at Teach For America. She began her work as Director of Design, overhauling the organization’s knowledge-base and training approach for elementary literacy teachers, and her last role in the organization was Senior Vice President of Instructional Leadership Support. Highlights of her team’s work included piloting and scaling content-specific training and ongoing support for pre-K through high school teachers across all disciplines; transforming the organization’s approach to summer institute in concert with a region and a college of education; and supporting organizational learning about and commitment to culturally relevant pedagogy.
Annie began her career in public education as an elementary teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. She holds a MAT from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Vanderbilt University.