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Alia Verner

Director, Equitable Improvement

Alia Verner is the Director of Equitable Improvement where she oversees EdVestors’ Racial Equity Seed Fund grantmaking. Alia began her career in education as a STEM special education teacher for Teach for America at TechBoston Academy, where she spent three years teaching science and six years teaching mathematics. Prior to EdVestors, Alia worked as a Math Director, Instructional Coach, Curriculum Developer, Special Education Liaison, as well as an education researcher and consultant. Her research and consultant experience focused on change management, challenges in education reform, and equity-centered system design. She also co-founded and served as a Regional Strategy Team Leader for the Boston Education Action Network, an organization committed to providing equitable educational opportunities for all students in Boston through community organizing, political advocacy, and collective action. Alia believes deeply that all students should have equitable education opportunities and is passionate about centering students and families in the development of systems, structures, and policies that support districts and school communities toward reaching this goal. Alia graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Political Science and received a Masters in Teaching from Boston University and a Masters at Harvard in Education Policy and Management.