Kids laugh doing schoolwork in a classroom.

Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

Ali joined Barr’s Education team in 2019 as a Program Officer for the Catalyze New Models strategy, focused on supporting school and system leaders while they collaborate with their communities to envision excellence and equity in their school, plan and prepare for how to get there, and make transformative change.

Prior to joining Barr, Ali worked for over 10 years in Boston Public Schools, first in school-based roles at the Edwards Middle School and Boston Arts Academy and then in the central office, where she supported schools with strategic staffing and teacher observation and feedback. She is interested in how federal, state, district, and school policies play out in classrooms, and how we can create the conditions for deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for both students and educators.

Ali holds a M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Education Policy & Management and a B.A. from Tufts University in Child Development and Sociology. Outside of work, Ali can be found spending time with family and friends and baking (sometimes while still talking about school).

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