Ann BradleyVice President

Ann Bradley has more than 25 years of experience in education policy and practice and works on major education initiatives at The Hatcher Group, including The Wallace Foundation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ann was the director of the AFT Innovation Fund at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington. Ann helped launch the fund, which provides grants and technical assistance to state and local affiliates of the AFT to help them carry out important school improvement initiatives. The portfolio of more than 30 grants that Ann developed and managed included support for teachers to design new development and evaluation systems; expand learning time; create community schools; improve career and technical education; and write lessons and units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, among other topics.

At the AFT, Ann worked with major education funders, including Atlantic Philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Before joining the AFT, Ann spent more than two decades as an award-winning reporter and editor at Education Week, the nation’s K-12 newspaper of record. She wrote about the teaching profession and teachers’ unions before becoming an editor responsible for coverage of school leadership, district-level news, and preparation for high school and college. She also edited the Diplomas Count 2010 report.

While at Education Week, Ann was involved in managing several large grants, including support for the coverage of school leadership from The Wallace Foundation.

She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.



  • Keeping up with news, trends and policy in K-12 and higher education
  • Working in a coalition to bring free afterschool programs to high-needs schools in Montgomery County, MarylandPrevious page‹
  • Making to-do lists
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