Ali helms Read to Lead’s curriculum design, helps iterate and expand Classroom Inc.’s products, and develops partnerships with districts and CBOs through high-quality training and support. Ali has more than a decade of experience in education where she’s served high-need schools across the US 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. In her most recent role 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 with a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She lives in Austin with her husband, two kids, and rescue pup. You can find her at ACL and SXSW EDU!