Alison Schwartzbaum joined the Reach Institute in the summer of 2018 as a faculty member in the Intern Program. She brings TK-12 teaching and school leadership experience in public, charter, and independent schools.
After graduating from Brandeis University, Alison began her career in education through the Miami Teaching Fellows program, teaching middle and high school English Language Arts in her hometown community. Inspired by education’s potential to affect social change, Alison matriculated at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s School Leadership program, earning a Master of Education degree. She went on to become the assistant principal at Bullis Charter School where she opened and led a new school campus. At Bullis, Alison became intimately involved with teacher coaching and development, innovative educational program design, and strategic planning. In addition to her work in schools, Alison also engages in leadership coaching and facilitates a collaborative coaching network for educational leaders. Outside of the classroom, Alison can often be found under a tree, with her nose in a book, or on a basketball court, where she insists she can teach anyone to hit a free throw.