Anette Carlisle

Anette Carlisle

A passionate advocate for public education and building stronger communities, Anette Carlisle uses her expertise to build systems change in Texas and beyond. Host of the “Anette on Education” podcast, she has a long history of involvement in education, leadership, and governance. A visionary leader with a scientific approach to developing solutions, she addresses root causes of systemic problems by using data analysis, integrating existing resources, and building diverse teams to drive change. As founder and director of Panhandle Twenty/20, her emphasis has been on increasing educational attainment and reducing poverty, and she is now an independent consultant. A long-time Amarillo ISD Trustee of 19 years, Anette currently serves on the Amarillo College Board of Regents, as well as the boards of Leadership Women, Every Texan, Pastors for Texas Children, and the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

Anette is an evolutionary biologist with degrees in molecular genetics and zoology from Texas Tech University. A native of Borger, Texas, she is the mother of three creative boys, and is married to infectious disease doctor Taylor Carlisle.

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Amarillo College, where Anette is a trustee, was recently featured in The Atlantic for its work on poverty.

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