Anne Laesecke is a monitoring, evaluation, and research practitioner with over a decade of experience in international education. At School-to-School International, Laesecke is Deputy Director of the Evaluation and Research department, supporting the design and implementation of departmental and organizational strategies. She also serves as technical lead for several programs, designing and implementing all components of research studies, on learning assessments, SEL, and evaluations specific to learners with disabilities. She leads capacity building work for partners in qualitative and quantitative research methods, data quality assurance, analysis approaches and software, and best practices in reporting.
Before joining STS, Laesecke provided M&E leadership for programs related to youth leadership development, anti-human trafficking, and organizational performance improvement. In these roles, she developed and implemented youth-led evaluations in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa using qualitative, participatory methods such as Most Significant Change and Ripple Effect Mapping. She also spent six months in Nepal conducting action research in child labor and human trafficking and has lived in Ukraine where she taught English with the Peace Corps.
Laesecke holds a Master of Arts in international education from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and French from the University of Colorado. She speaks English, German, French, and Russian.