Anna Marschalk-Burns

Improvement Partner

Anna began her career in education by teaching in southwest Detroit. From there, she went on to teach in a variety of contexts — from second grade classrooms in Brooklyn to a college campus in New Orleans. In these different settings, she also partnered with teachers as a grade team lead and instructional coach, and discovered a passion for collaborative problem-solving and teacher-led school change efforts.

She is deeply interested in the insights that students and families can offer about school transformation models, and seeks to foster classroom and school environments where stakeholder voices drive action.

Anna holds an M.A. in elementary education from the Relay Graduate School of Education and an M.Ed. in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She volunteers as a court appointed special advocate (CASA), working with court-involved youth and advocating on their behalf.

In addition to her work with Partners, Anna enjoys reading and writing fiction, obsessing over her dogs, and exploring Philadelphia.