Anna Pilhoefer is a 2019-20 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Anna is a transitional kindergarten through 6th grade elementary visual arts educator at Cleveland Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California. She became a credentialed teacher after working as a teaching artist for the juvenile justice system and Housing Authority on the US/Mexico border of El Paso, Texas. Anna has held roles in district, school site, and non-profit organizations. She served as a member of the California Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee to support the state’s newly adopted Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Anna received her BA of Fine Arts and her MA in arts education from the University of Texas at El Paso.