Ali is a collaborative educational leader with extensive experience within the Westport Public Schools. She holds a 6th Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master of Education Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Connecticut and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from the University of Rhode Island.
Ali began her career in Westport in 2004 as a fifth grade classroom teacher at Kings Highway Elementary School. She later taught second grade and served as a mathematics specialist in the same school. Ali transitioned into the role of K-5 District Literacy and Math Resource teacher in 2015 and served as curriculum specialist for Westport’s five elementary schools. She had the opportunity to take on additional leadership at Bedford Middle School where she served as Interim Assistant Principal from February - May, 2017.
Ali is dedicated to the continuous improvement of herself and others. This passion for learning led her to collaborate with other Westport teachers and administrators to bring Westport Learns - a professional development model where teachers learn from teachers - to fruition. This professional development model received praise from teachers as they were grateful for the opportunity to learn from and with their colleagues.
When Ali isn’t working, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places with friends and family. Closer to home, she loves escaping into a great book and relaxing on the beach.