Anna Hinton oversees numerous programs that support alternatives in education including the Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) program, the Magnet Schools program, the Full-service Community Schools program, and the Public School Choice program. Prior to coming to OII, Anna served for seven years as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Student Achievement and School Accountability Program here in the U.S. Department of Education, where she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day program operations for the Title I, Part A program. In this capacity, she also developed non-regulatory guidance and other resources on the Title I, Part A parental involvement and choice provisions. Prior to coming to the U.S. Department of Education, Anna spent over five years working at the National Institute of Justice where she was responsible for managing multi-year program evaluations of national family violence prevention programs. Anna holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University, and a doctorate in sociology with a concentration in race, gender, and social justice from American University.