Annie Brooks is a member of the 2012 cohort. She is employed as a Federal Liaison and Director of Title Grants for Illinois State Board of Education in Springfield, Illinois, overseeing programs that focus on at-risk students. She previously worked in the career and technical education and adult education arenas. Her research interests include public and educational policy development and implementation specifically focusing on the factors that shape adoption and effectiveness. Her proposed dissertation is entitled Evaluation of Career and Technical Education and Academic Dual Credit Courses in Illinois: Utilizing Total Success.
Degrees: MPA, University of Illinois-Springfield; M.A. in Adult and Higher Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis; B.A. in Management, University of Illinois at Springfield