Ann Hunter-Pirtle is a Lincoln, Nebraska native and a proud graduate of Lincoln Public Schools and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from which she holds a BA in Political Science and French and an MS in Agricultural Economics. She founded Stand For Schools, an education policy nonprofit dedicated to advancing public education in Nebraska, in 2016. For the past three years, she has served on the board of directors of Leadership Lincoln.
Prior to founding Stand For Schools, Ann spent five years in Washington, DC as a policy advisor on land and water conservation at the White House and as a speechwriter to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Ann is passionate about preserving and strengthening our state's public schools so that future generations of Nebraskans can enjoy the opportunities she received.