Lee Ann Potter

Lee Ann Potter directs Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library of Congress. She leads a talented team committed to informing, inspiring, and engaging educators, librarians, early researchers, and literacy champions, by developing programs and materials largely based on primary sources. Her research and strategies for incorporating original sources into instruction have been widely published in education journals.

She directs the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources grant program and the Literacy Awards program. Before coming to the Library, she directed education and volunteer programs at the National Archives and Records Administration, and worked for the Smithsonian on a project to build museum-school partnerships. She also worked as a high school social studies teacher and served as a Fulbright Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway.