George Lucas Educational FoundationCelebrating 30 years

AnnMarie Baines

AnnMarie Baines, PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of The Practice Space, a nonprofit that elevates underrepresented voices through public speaking education, coaching, and curriculum. As a former program officer at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, she specializes in project-based learning, curriculum design, social and emotional learning, and developing youth voice, as well as 20 years of experience coaching public speaking for youth and adults. Growing up in West Contra Costa as the daughter of a Filipino immigrant, AnnMarie is deeply dedicated to her community and committed to equity, and is currently a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow. AnnMarie received her PhD in Learning Sciences from University of Washington, teaching credential from Boston Teacher Residency, Master’s in Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Bachelor’s in Political Science from UC Berkeley. 


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