Anni K. Reinking, Ed.D., is the Founder and CEO of Reinking Education Consulting, LLC. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years in Mombasa, Kenya, on the Southside of Chicago, in Northwest Indiana, and in Central Illinois. She taught early childhood through middle school grades. After completing her Ed.D., she began her career in higher education. Since 2015, she has worked in the field of research and as a professor at various schools throughout Illinois. During her time in higher education, she has been able to connect with organizations and individuals statewide, nationally, and internationally. Through these connections, she has also been able to provide workshops, consultation, and leadership guidance, while also continuing her research. Additionally, she has worked at the state level as an independent contractor focused on competency-based education and embedded technology.
She is an elected official as a proud member of the Peoria District 150 (Illinois) School board, as well as serving on various other local, state, and national committees focused on equity. Finally, she is a best selling author with her most recent book focused on Implicit Bias in education settings.