Amy leads the Donnell-Kay Foundation’s investments to design and launch America’s next generation learning system. Prior to serving in this role, Amy led the Division of Innovation, Choice, and Engagement at the Colorado Department of Education as Associate Commissioner. Her work there resulted in the creation of a vision and strategy for innovation to personalize learning and ignite the unique potential of each student through Expanded Learning Opportunities. She also managed key offices within the department: choice & innovation, online/ blended learning, the state library, health & wellness, dropout prevention, and post-secondary workforce readiness.
Prior to joining CDE, Amy had her first stint with the Donnell-Kay Foundation as the Director of Strategic Partnerships, worked as a consultant with Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates, and led new school development efforts for the Colorado League of Charter Schools. One of Amy’s proudest accomplishments is being part of the launch and growth of The Odyssey School, a Denver Charter School started in 1998 where she still has one child attending and served for many years on the board of directors.
Anderson holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. from the University of Colorado and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.