Ann Linsley is a native Houstonian teaching at Bellaire High School in the Houston Independent School District for 35 years. She teaches IB and AP Geography and IB/AP Environmental Science. In addition to high school, Ann is an adjunct at the University of Houston Clear Lake teaching physical geography and geography for K-12 teachers. Ann earned a Master of Science in GeoScience from Texas A&M University. She also holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and GT and a B.A. in Russian, from the University of Houston.
Ann is a teacher consultant for the College Board, National Geographic Society, and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education. She is the recipient of different national and state awards, teacher of the year recognition and honored with the opportunity to participate in national programs to extend her field work experiences sponsored by NOAA, NSF, NCGE, NGS. Ann was recognized by the National Council for Geographic Education in 2003 as a Distinguished K-12 Geography Educator. In 2017 and 2022, Ann was selected as an AGS Teacher Fellow. Ann has worked with the College Board Geography program since its inception in 1998 as a reader, question leader, question writer, and summer institute teacher consultant. Ann was a PolarTrec teacher to McMurdo Station, Antarctica participating in a human impact study of the region sponsored by ARCUS/PolarTrec and the National Science Foundation. She is also a National Geographic 2009 Grosvenor Fellow, participating on the NGS Arctic-Svalbard program.
Ann’s focus for her students is to develop a better understanding of the interdependent nature of our actions between man and the environment to foster a sustainable world. She believes that students better apply their knowledge when they can be in the field. When not in the classroom or the field, Ann is also the IB Coordinator for Bellaire.