Anne Ludes joined the Mass Academy of Math and Science as its director in July of 2021. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher in the Framingham Public Schools. She has also served as a mathematics department head, associate principal, director of secondary education, and assistant superintendent for secondary education. In each of those roles, and in her role as the director of Mass Academy, she has been guided by the question, “What is best for students?” As a teacher and as an administrator, Ms. Ludes strives to put the academic and social-emotional needs of students first. In practice that means a classroom that is simultaneously challenging and supportive, where students know their teachers want them to succeed and will push them beyond their own expectations to the fullest expression of their potential. For teachers and students alike, Ms. Ludes believes adopting a growth mindset is the first step toward meeting and exceeding expectations.
Ms. Ludes takes an active role in strategic planning and is passionate about improving teaching and learning. She constantly seeks the latest research on curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and is passionate about removing barriers to access for all students.Ms. Ludes is a member of several organizations including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Science Teaching Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association. Ms. Ludes also serves as a fellow for the Innovation Collaborative to enhance transdisciplinary educational experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Ms. Ludes has a BA in mathematics and secondary education from Providence College and an MA in mathematics from Boston College. Her hobbies include birdwatching, board games and puzzles, tai chi, and spending time with family.