Anne Baker – Vice President
Vice President, NPCA
Phone: (202) 293-7728 ext. 12
Anne Baker manages a broad range of programs, from formal and informal relations with Peace Corps (primarily through a Cooperative Agreement) to NPCA’s Education program (formerly Global TeachNet) and the RPCV Mentoring Program. She currently is the Managing Director of a Joint Project with Encore Service Corps International to build capacity of host institutions in developing countries through the recruitment and placement of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and others with similar experience in short-term assignments.
Anne has been at the NPCA since 1996, when she was hired to develop and establish the Global TeachNet program, a national network of educators promoting a more global perspective across the K-12 curriculum. In 1998, Anne’s role expanded as the Director of Global Education. In 2001, she became Director of Global Education and Programs, shifting to Director of Global Education and Technology in 2002. She became the Vice President in August 2004.
Anne brings to her position experience in classroom teaching, cross-cultural awareness and counseling, and non-profit management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at the high school level: two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher of physics, mathematics and physical science in the Fiji Islands and eight years as a mathematics teacher at St. George’s School in Newport, RI, where she was also the Director of Cultural Affairs and an International Student Advisor. At St. George’s, she founded, developed and facilitated a student-led organization for global education and community outreach. She assisted in the development of a social science course for younger high school students that looked at both domestic and international issues.
She is currently a co-facilitator of the ASCD Global Education Professional Interest Community. She is a member of the Advisory Groups for Kids Can Make a Difference (empowering youth to end hunger) and the Center for Global Citizenship at Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Ohio. She is on the board of the Friends of Fiji, a member group of the NPCA, and is immediate past president of the New Dominion Chorale.
Anne has a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she concentrated in international education.