Lee Ann Potter

Director of Educational Outreach | Library of Congress

Lee Ann Potter is the Director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress. She leads a dynamic team committed to developing educational programs and materials based on primary sources. Before coming to the Library, she created and directed education and volunteer programs at the National Archives and Records Administration for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked at the Smithsonian on a project to build museum-school partnerships, and before that, was a high school social studies teacher. During the 2009-10 school year, she served as a Fulbright Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway. She has conducted hundreds of presentations and is the author of more than one hundred articles promoting teaching with primary sources.