Alison M. Collins is a San Francisco based educator, blogger and community organizer who has worked in the field of education equity for almost twenty years. Her diverse experience includes working as a teacher leader, parent educator and diversity and education consultant.
Recently Ms. Collins worked at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) where she single-handedly redesigned the online presence of the Research Planning and Accountability Department. The project was heralded as a model by Deputy Superintendents and led to a wave of communications reforms across the district. Other career highlights include acting as district liaison for the Chief Academic Officer of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Education Trust West to lead strategic planning of the "A-G for all" high school graduation policy initiative. She also developed with SFUSD and the United Way Bay Area a planning grant to support family involvement and college-going at the high school level.
Ms. Collins is the mother of twins and an active school and district volunteer; serving as School Site Council chair and GATE parent representative at her child's school, as an active member of the district African-American Parent Advisory Council, and has been appointed by the Board of Education to serve on the Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA) Oversight Committee.
She also authors the blog SF Public School Mom, where she writes about parenting, race and education policy.