Annie joined the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center Team in the fall of 2007. Before becoming the Beacon Director at A.P. Giannini Middle School, Annie was the Site Coordinator at A.P. Giannini and Francis Scott Key Elementary’s After School Program. Prior to that, Annie worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families after graduating from SFSU with a BA in Psychology. Annie worked to help clients gain day-to-day skills and become successful as a young person and member of society. Annie currently resides in the Sunset Community, where she works and grew up. She was born in Vietnam and, at the age of 2, her family immigrated to the U.S. to chase the “American Dream”. Annie is passionate about working with kids and families in all capacities, and recognizes the importance of a shared community and providing opportunities and resources in order for families and individuals to thrive.
Here are some special appreciations from her Director, Principal, and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative:
“Annie Ma is a pillar of her community, having a presence in the Sunset and with SNBC for nine years. She is a patient and understanding leader who puts the needs of those we serve above all else. She is a true steward of community school work.” – Matt Pemberton, Director at Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
“Annie Ma is an incredibly generous, thoughtful dedicated educator. She is an incredible colleague that works tirelessly to improve the lives of children. I love working with her and hope to do so for many years to come.” – Tai Schoeman, Principal at A.P. Giannini Middle School
“As the newest official Beacon Director, Annie has jumped right in and shown that she has so much to offer and is open to learning from the network as well. But while she is new to the Beacon Director role, Annie has been with the Beacon Network for over a decade. As an original Beacon Bridge member, she has played critical role in forming the network we have now. We are so excited to have her on the Beacon Director team this year.” – SFBI
Glad to have you on board, Annie!