Anne Wicks, the Ann Kimball Johnson Director of Education and Opportunity at the Bush Institute, develops and oversees the policy, research, and engagement work of GWBI’s Education and Economic Growth teams, which focus on accountability, literacy, pathways to opportunity, immigration, and economic mobility. She currently serves a board member for Dallas Afterschool and Instruction Partners.
Before joining the Bush Institute, Ms. Wicks served as an Associate Dean at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Her portfolio included communications, advancement, and a variety of special projects including the launch of Ednovate Charter Schools. Over her career, she held roles at Teach for America, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and Stanford University.
Ms. Wicks 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, she was part of three national championship teams, two as a player and one as an assistant coach. She is the parent of a public school student.