Dr. M. Ann Levett, a native of Savannah and proud product of the local school system, served in the position of Chief Academic Officer of Savannah-Chatham Public Schools (SCCPSS) from 2013 to 2017 where she also worked in the capacity of Deputy Superintendent of schools before being selected as Superintendent beginning June 1, 2017.
She has served as a professional educator since 1976, beginning her career at SCCPSS as a speech and language pathologist. After serving here for years and rising to the rank of principal at Savannah High School, Dr. Levett left the area to pursue other professional opportunities. She rose to the rank of acting superintendent in Dayton, Ohio before moving on to higher education positions at Antioch University and Yale University School of Medicine.
Throughout her tenure she has managed grants/projects valued at more than fifteen million dollars, coordinated school university partnerships across the United States and its territories, and led school reform efforts in several European cities. She returned to the Savannah area in fall 2013 after serving as Dean of Teacher Education at Middle Georgia State College. Dr. Levett has also consulted on significant community development projects in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and several major U.S. cities.
In October 2007, she was appointed to the Board of Education for New Haven Public Schools in New Haven, CT. She also served as a board member for two charter schools in New Haven. Since returning to Georgia, Dr. Levett has served in several key positions at the state level and maintained her positions in several national and international organizations.
Dr. Levett has been appointed by Governors Perdue and Deal to two major positions on state education boards. She is a published author, nationally known speaker, and consultant on international educational projects. In 2015, she was recognized for her accomplishments in Education by the Georgia Senate.
Dr. Levett is a member of the Board of Trustees of Telfair Museums, Board of Directors for Greenbriar Children's Center, Board of Community Advisors for Junior League of Savannah, Advisory Board for St. Joseph/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, Scholarship Chair of the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame, Chair of the Delta Foundation, and a member of several other community organizations. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters.