Executive Director


Alesha works to develop strategies that support and sustain collective leadership – for schools and districts, among other organizational partners, and within CTQ’s internal teams. Originally trained as a high school ELA teacher, her passion for systems pulled her to other professional paths in community organizing and engagement, policy, and philanthropy. Since joining the organization in 2009, she has co-developed professional learning and support models for teacher leaders and administrators, researched conditions and practices for effective school leadership and educator retention, and supported more than 50 partnering teams in leading sustainable change in their schools, districts, and states. Alesha holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Duke University and continues her learning with educators at her daughter’s public school and reading – recently including Susan Cain, Chip and Dan Heath, and Matt Kraft.