Anne Laesecke is a monitoring, evaluation, and research practitioner with over a decade of experience in international education. At School-to-School International, Laesecke serves as technical lead for several programs, designing and implementing all components of research studies for Early Grade Reading Assessments as well as evaluations related to social-emotional learning and girls’ education. She also leads capacity building work for program partners in qualitative and quantitative research methods, data quality assurance, analysis softwares, and best practices in reporting.
Before joining STS, Laesecke provided M&E support for programs related to international youth leadership, 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.