Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Grew up in Pittsburgh.
Education: BA Washington University in St Louis
MS Northwestern University
MBA Columbia University
As CEO of Blue Engine, Anne is developing the organization’s strategy and capacity for scaling impact in classrooms across the country. Anne has dedicated her nearly 20-year career to ensuring all students have access to a high quality educational experience. After eight years of teaching and direct service work with students, Anne determined she wanted to broaden her impact in education. She earned her MBA at Columbia Business School and then spent five years at Uncommon Schools where she led and built the Finance and HR teams for a scaling organization (1,400 employees, $200M across 42 schools). She joined the Blue Engine team as COO in 2015 and became the organization’s second CEO in 2017.
Anne was originally trained as a chemist (she has an MS from Northwestern University and a BS from Washington University in St Louis) and is still a proud nerd and teacher at heart. She thrives on life’s “Aha!” moments; and is driven by the belief that, under the right classroom conditions, students experience deep, authentic engagement that enables purposeful learning and fulfillment of their true potential.
Anne also is the proud mother of a curly-haired, chatty 8-year old son.