Anne Wicks, Director, Education Reform, develops and oversees the policy, research, and engagement work of the Education Reform team. Before joining the Bush Institute, Wicks served for five years as Associate Dean for External Relations at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. In addition to leading a team with revenue, communications, and engagement goals, she supported Dean Karen Symms Gallagher on a variety of special projects including the launch and early growth of Ednovate Charter Schools. She currently serves as the chair of PMC Support, a supporting organization for Ednovate Schools. Over her career, she has held management and resource development roles at organizations including Teach for America, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and Stanford University. Anne holds a B.A in American Studies and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University (during which she taught 8th grade social studies), as well as a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. A former captain of Stanford’s women’s volleyball team, Anne was part of three national championship teams, two as a player and one as an assistant coach.
I hope we can send someone from our organization every year. The topics were very relevant to the work we do at the ISD.— 2017 Conference Attendee
I will not miss another Learning Forward Conference. My team experienced the amazing learning and I feel the same. It feeds you and is the perfect mid-year boost one needs to push into the continuous improvement time of year (post-December).— Mandi Bilyou