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Anne Marie Leland

Faribault Public Schools
Community Education Director
Faribault, Minnesota

Anne Marie Leland, Ed.D. is a lifelong educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the E-12 field. She has been the Community Education Director with the Faribault Public Schools in Faribault, MN since 2012. Within her previous position at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, she was co-facilitator of the Minnesota’s Adult Career Pathways system, now known as Pathways to Prosperity—an innovative approach that helps educationally under-prepared adults succeed in well-paying careers by integrating basic skills education and career-specific training in fields where new skills are in high demand. Prior to that employment, she was an adult education specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education providing accountability and workforce education consultative services to all adult education consortia in the state. She has also worked at the local level in St. Paul, Minnesota for the Minnesota Literacy Council. Dr. Leland holds a Ed.D in Educational Leadership from MN State University Moorhead, a MN Community Education Administrator license, a grade 6–12 social studies MN teaching license, an MA in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate from Hamline University, and a BA in History from UCLA. She lived and taught in Pakistan and was awarded a scholarship in 1992 to serve as a Congressional intern.

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