Anya Tanyavutti has over 15 years of experience working in the fields of education, non-profit leadership, and community engagement. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Masters degree in Socio-Cultural Studies and Educational Thought, both from Western Michigan University. Her work history has included administrative leadership of a Community Schools department, youth development program administration, teaching at the elementary level and strategic planning consultation. Her work experience has included significant fiscal management of complex budgets in times of growth and loss, stewardship of relationships and extensive staff supervision. Ms. Tanyavutti's work and academic experience has afforded her knowledge and awareness of emerging strategies and priorities in the district including education equity policy and research, the impact of social and emotional learning and restorative justice, literacy development, and family and community engagement. She is an engaged D65 parent participating in D65 Early Childhood programs, and serving on the PTA Council's Navigating Real Life Diversity Series planning committee. Lastly, Ms. Tanyavutti and her husband are the proud parents of two children.