Anu Malipatil, Vice President, Education, is the Foundation’s founding team member, bringing with her over 18 years of K-12 education and nonprofit sector experience. Anu’s responsibilities include working with the Trustees to set the Foundation’s vision, goals and priorities while also guiding the leadership team, which includes oversight of the team’s program, impact and learning, communications, and people/operations workstreams.
Prior to joining Overdeck Family Foundation, Anu was a Regents Research Fund Fellow at the New York State Education Department, where she architected the RFP for the $70M Race to the Top statewide effort to build P-12 math and ELA curriculum, training, and aligned professional development resources. She also managed the development of EngageNY.org and the first open source P-5 math curriculum in K-12 education, which has been adopted by over 30% of classrooms in the country.
While at Teach For America in New York City, Anu led the math and science domain as Managing Director. Her team’s work significantly improved student level outcomes in the region. During this time, she also built the organization’s first assessment bank and student achievement toolkits for math / science, which were replicated in regions across the country.
Anu is a New York Regional Board Member for Teach For America and a Founding Board Member for Coney Island Preparatory Charter School. She is a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community and the women’s leadership network, CHIEF. She holds a Master’s in Teaching from Pace University and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Emory; she is also a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program at Columbia Business School. Anu enjoys spending weekends in her local community of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, exploring the world, doing yoga, and spending time with close friends and family.