Ms. Anette Carlisle

Anette Carlisle

Anette Carlisle, a zoologist and certified poverty coach, was elected to a six-year term on the AC Board of Regents in May of 2015. Prior to that, she served 19 years as a member of the school board for Amarillo ISD.

A visionary community leader and passionate advocate for public education, Carlisle was founder and director of Panhandle Twenty/20, a catalyst for positive change in the Texas Panhandle. 

Employing the concept of Collective Impact, Panhandle Twenty/20 has leveraged scalability for significant social change.

As a consultant, Carlisle works with communities and educational institutions regionally and beyond to build community capacity for change by focusing on the realities of poverty and educational attainment.

A native of Borger and the mother of three creative boys, Carlisle is married to Dr. Taylor Carlisle, who specializes in infectious diseases. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from Texas Tech University, where she studied evolutionary genetics of bats.