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Alison Consoletti Zgainer

Alison Consoletti Zgainer is the Executive Vice President of The Center for Education Reform (CER), who since 2006 has managed CER’s education data and information that provide critical support to policymakers, legislators and families. Alison ensures that CER has the most current data and research available on education practice and policies in order to enact change through legislation and advocacy. She is the writer of many of CER’s foundational publications including the Charter School Laws Across the States: Ranking and Scorecard, the Survey on America’s Charter Schools and provided data analysis for the Parent Power Index. In addition to her skills as a policy analyst, Alison also provides critical administrative leadership for The Center, including project management, staff accountability and strategies to advance the organization’s strong leadership in the education reform movementAlison has also served as a peer reviewer for the federal Charter Schools Program Grant.

Alison is a native of Massachusetts, the daughter of two civic-minded parents, and a huge Red Sox fan. She began her career as a program coordinator at the National Hispana Leadership Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Hispanic women elevate their careers. She has a Masters in Public Administration, with an emphasis on nonprofit management from George Mason University in Virginia, and a bachelor’s in international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She lives with her husband and their two cats in Arlington, Virginia.