Annette C. Anderson is a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Baltimore City Public Schools, an experience that has left an indelible mark on her career interests in educational equity and adequacy. Besides her research pursuits, she has served in a variety of school-based positions, including classroom teacher, teacher leader, curriculum coordinator, and assistant principal. She served as the chief executive officer and founding principal of Widener Partnership Charter School, the first university-assisted charter school in Pennsylvania. The school quickly became known to state and local education officials as a successful model for university-public school partnerships. As Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, Anderson is frequently quoted in media, internet and education outlets. She was named the 2021 Educator of the Year from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and awarded the 2023 AERA Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award. Anderson holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania, a second master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

Keywords: Assessment; leadership.