Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.
Education: BA Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis;
MS Chemistry, Northwestern University;
MBA, Columbia University
Anne is inspired by life’s “Aha!” moments and driven by the belief that students and adults alike must feel seen and heard to fulfill their true potential. She has a passion for leading teams of people with different perspectives and a common purpose towards the goal of creating conditions in which all can thrive.
Before joining Blue Engine, Anne led the Finance and HR teams at Uncommon Schools, a charter management organization undergoing rapid scaling (1,400 employees, $200M across 42 schools). In 2015, Anne joined Blue Engine as COO, and she became CEO in 2017. Now, she is leading Blue Engine’s efforts to scale impact across multiple-adult classrooms and, ultimately, of playing a role in the broader, collective work to create a more inclusive and just educational system.
Anne is a fourth-generation teacher who spent the first eight years of her career working with students and teachers in a variety of contexts. Anne was originally trained as a chemist; she has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St Louis. She also earned her MBA from Columbia Business School. Most importantly, Anne is the proud mother of her curly-haired, chatty 10-year-old son.