Director of Professional Development
Eliza Alexander is in her second year as ISANNE's Executive Director. Eliza has worked in independent schools for over twenty years leading a wide array of educational initiatives. A common thread across her career is a commitment to collaboration among schools, teachers and administrators to maximize educational outcomes. Raised in mid-coast Maine, Eliza began her career as a Spanish teacher specializing in Central America and Mexico. As Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Maret School in Washington DC, Eliza oversaw an E.E. Ford Foundation grant to infuse K-12 curriculum with service learning. She also developed and led a nationally recognized race and equity training program for independent school faculty and administrators. More recently, she designed and managed professional development for teachers implementing equitable teaching practices. Eliza has presented and worked extensively with independent school administrators, as well as leaders in higher education, government and non-profit organizations. She is thrilled to return to her home state of Maine with her husband and two children.