Annette Klinefelter ‘97 M.Ed. ‘03
Class of 1997, M.Ed. 2003
Annette Klinefelter, B.A.’97, M.A.T. ’10, currently lives in Brookings, Oregon, where she works as the assistant principal at Kalmiopsis Elementary School. Her extensive experience includes working with youth from diverse backgrounds, conflict resolution, cultural competency, leadership, counseling, and teaching.
In 1999 Annette founded Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, a nonprofit that supports girls through research-based programs and advocacy that encourages girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation. Under Annette’s leadership, Girls Inc. secured over $8 million in funding for the organization.
Annette also worked for the LC Graduate School of Education and Counseling, where she coordinated the Continuing Education Program and developed programming for teaching on topics ranging from best practices in English language learning to diversified instruction.
Annette’s fundraising experience will be a valuable addition to the board, as there are several projects, including the annual Alumni Leadership Scholarship, that are sponsored by its members. There are many special skills that will benefit the board in an important way, as Annette is a life-long educator and brings with her teaching and mentorship skills as well as a wealth of experience working with and leading non-profit organization.