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Dr. Anne J. Udall

Anne is currently serving as the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this role, she served as Chief Strategy Officer at New Teacher Center (NTC), a national organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers and school leaders. Anne led the organization’s strategic planning work and helped New Teacher Center reach its ambitious growth goals. She came to the New Teacher Center from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), where she oversaw the expansion of NWEA’s professional development services as Vice President of Professional Development. During her tenure at NWEA, Anne led major revisions of the professional development services, streamlined development, and grew the number of professional development offerings. Anne has deep leadership experience across school systems, nonprofits, government organizations and business. She spent the first 20 years of her career focused on PreK-12 public education, first as an aide then as teacher, staff developer, program director and ultimately as an assistant superintendent in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools with leadership responsibilities for PreK-12 curriculum, instruction and professional development initiatives. Next, she brought that expertise with her into the nonprofit sector, facilitating hundreds of community and organization collaboration efforts in her nine years as Executive Director of the Lee Institute, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging collaboration, problem-solving and strategic planning for individuals, civic organizations and community efforts. She also led the Charlotte Region Chapter of the American Leadership Forum while at the Lee Institute. Anne has co-authored Creating the Thoughtful Classroom, and is a major contributor to the recently published Everything We Know About Leadership: Is Less Than We Still Have To Learn. Anne has written numerous articles, blogs and journal articles. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and presenter on formative assessment, evidence driven decision making, the power of teaching, and creating thoughtful classrooms. Anne has served as faculty of the American Leadership Forum in Oregon and the Charlotte region and is an ALF Oregon Class 26 fellow. And she loves her partner Tillie, along with traveling, hiking, knitting, Pilates, the desert, the Northwest, politics, and family gatherings.