Annette De la Llana
Annette de la Llana is the Curriculum Specialist for Elementary Education at EdPower, a college preparatory charter school network in Indianapolis, IN. EdPower launched Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, serving grades 6-12, and plans to launch its first all boys elementary school in 2013 and all girls elementary school in 2014. Annette is responsible for developing the curriculum for the elementary schools and training teachers in its implementation. Prior to joining EdPower, Annette served as the Director of Instruction at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School and as the Dean of Instruction at Bushwick Ascend Charter School. She taught kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd and 6th grades at Achievement First in Brooklyn, NY. She began her teaching career as a Teach For America corps member in Washington, DC. Annette received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2000 and a M.S. in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College in 2009. She is currently an Indianapolis Principal Fellow. As a 2012 SPA cohort member, she is looking forward to joining a team of passionate and remarkable educators in the mission of transforming possibilities for school improvement and fighting to eliminate educational inequality.