User:AKoval (WMF)

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Anna Koval
Manager, Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia Foundation
"Wikipedia is like rock’n’roll. It turns out a lot of people don’t get it." -Jimmy Wales
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About me

I've been an educator for more than a decade, at every level from middle school through graduate school, but mostly high school.

As a teacher, I taught English and Education. As a teacher-librarian, I taught information literacy. I was a Walt Disney Teacher of the Year nominee, an American Library Association Emerging Leader, and one of the writers of the Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, and have been on the cover of California Teacher magazine.

Msannakoval is my volunteer account on the Wikimedia projects. I'm not a very active editor, but I've got the bug and it's my goal to contribute more.

My work

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a Community Advocate on the Legal and Community Advocacy Team, a position which I held from July 2013 through March 2014.

I am now a manager of the Wikipedia Education Program on the Grantmaking Team, a position which I began in April 2014. Among other things, I am responsible for coordinating the education programs in Eastern Europe and Asia and for supporting our monthly community-led newsletter.

I'm here to spread the good word about Wikipedia and to help educators who use it reach and teach their students so that they'll learn more and love it. I'm proud to be a part of the largest encyclopedia in human history.

Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me


I look forward to talking with you!

Here's how you can reach me:

  • Email: akoval﹫wikimedia.org
  • Talk page: AKoval (WMF)
  • IRC: AnnaKoval