Ali helms Read to Lead’s curriculum design, helps iterate and expand Classroom Inc.’s products, and develops partnerships with districts and community-based organizations through high-quality training and support. Ali has more than a decade of experience in education as a classroom teacher for Achievement First charter network, an educator mentor for Teach for America, a curriculum writer for Amplify, as well as a Fulbright teaching scholar in Cyprus. At Advancement Courses, she managed the creation and distribution of accredited professional development courses for K-12 educators with a special focus on literacy instruction and social/emotional learning. She is a New York University graduate and earned a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She lives in Austin with her husband, their two children, and rescue pup. You can find her at SXSW EDU!