Anna is a partner at Transcend.  She has spent the better part of her career as an educator designing, launching, and growing new schools – including, very many years ago, a small, innovative secondary school in the South Bronx, where she served as a founding teacher, assistant principal, and, ultimately, principal; and more recently, in her role as Senior Director at Springpoint, as an advisor to partners and design teams across the country who were charged with developing and launching new secondary school concepts.  Before becoming an educator, Anna spent nearly a decade working as a writer, researcher, and project manager in policy, politics, and technology firms. She holds a B.A. from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina, and an M.S. in teaching from Fordham University. She is a graduate of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and the New York City Leadership Academy.  These days, she lives in view of the Hudson, just outside New York City, with her partner John, three impressively opinionated children, and an exceptionally old cat.