Ross Anderson is the Vice President, Fellow and Alumni Impact based out of his home office in New Orleans – where he leads the team that sets the vision and direction for the leadership development, learning, network mobilization of our Fellows and Alumni.
He joins Education Pioneers after over ten years’ experience working for educational equity, justice, and community uplift. His passion for education and his own potential to affect change began while working at an after-school program for adjudicated youth in Washington, D.C. and continued as a teacher, charter school board member, and school administrator in New Orleans. Most recently, Ross served as the Senior Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach for America. In this role, he led a high-performing team of eleven coaches across three subregions to empower teachers and administrators to become culturally responsive, state licensed educators in their school communities.
Ross graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in theology and philosophy and earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Outside of work you can find him working out, walking by water while listening to an audiobook, spending time with friends and family, and cheering for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. He is a member of Tulane Memorial Baptist Church and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.