Anna Piepmeyer, Chicago Public Education Fund

TITLE:  Manager, Program Investments

FOCUS AREAS: School reform, principal quality, literacy

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PROFILE: Anna Piepmeyer has been the Chicago Public Education Fund’s manager of program investments since October 2014. She describes herself as a “goal-oriented and ambitious professional who thrives in a fast-paced, independent position - especially when the goal is centered in social good.”

Piepmeyer’s CPEF bio shares:

As Manager, Program Investments, Anna combines her passion for serving students with her zeal for supporting high-level school reform. In her role, Anna supports The Fund’s work around the Principal Quality Initiative, helping to identify, support and scale opportunities to bring excellent leaders into Chicago Public Schools.

Anna joined The Fund after six years as Director of Education at literacy nonprofit Open Books, where she helped build the organization’s program suite, and managed a team that brought innovative literacy programs to thousands of high-need students across the city.

Anna supports her neighborhood school, Nettelhorst, as a Local School Council member. A native resident of Utah, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from The University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in the Humanities from The University of Chicago.

In her free time, Anna is an avid home cook, reader and writer. She is married to Ben Haley, a Doctoral candidate in Biology at Northwestern University and a Data Scientist at the Khan Academy.

Learn more about Anna’s background on the University of Chicago alumni page.