Anne Kennedy

Prior to joining PIDF in July 2014, Anne was the S.T.E.M.* Education Director for a K-20 partnership between 30 SW Washington school districts and Washington State University Vancouver. Anne was also a founding member and statewide leader of Washington State LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform). For over 20 years, she has designed, facilitated and taught teacher education programs in mathematics, engineering and science. Anne has collaborated with teachers, school leaders and university faculty to conduct teacher research on student learning, grown leadership teams and assisted in building strong school communities around STEM. Results of these activities have been documented in a number of publications. Anne served on the Board of Directors for SW Washington MESA since its inception in 2004 and continues to champion programs serving underrepresented students in STEM.
After completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lewis and Clark College in 2011, Anne started Kennedy Education Collaboratory (STEM education consultant/teacher) and moved part time to Hawai‘i Island.  Now a full time resident of Big Island, she lives on the Kohala Coast with her husband. Anne loves to garden and cook, snorkel and scuba. She is passionate about natural history and environmental education.