Dr. Ann Nielsen is an accomplished educator and scholar committed to advancing educational excellence and promoting student success. With an expansive career trajectory, Dr. Nielsen's professional contributions reflect her dedication to educational improvement. She previously served as the Director of the Office of Global Engagement in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. In this capacity, she led global educational initiatives and projects, embodying her commitment to educational knowledge dissemination, publishing on topics such as climate literacy, teacher professionalism, and educational workforce transformation.
Prior to her work in international education, Dr. Nielsen served as the TAP Director in the Arizona Ready for Rigor Grant. During her time as TAP Director, she oversaw the implementation of the TAP System in 59 schools across the state of Arizona. As TAP Director, Dr. Nielsen also held the pivotal role of product owner of the Arizona Ready for Rigor’s Data Dashboard and was project lead for the innovative Re Ma Reflection Journal App. These visionary efforts integrated educational technology and real time student data to strategically impact teaching and learning for all students.
Her expertise in education extends to grant writing, program development and evaluation, having secured substantial grants and managed initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching practices globally. Dr. Nielsen's accomplishments have earned her numerous awards and leadership roles, underscoring her influential presence within educational circles. She remains deeply committed to advancing education's transformative potential, fostering sustainable development, and promoting the growth of educators and learners worldwide.