In her role as Manager of Engagement, Alisha supports The Fund’s development strategy and is responsible for managing its first national program, the Principal Quality Community of Practice. This effort brings together 20 organizations from across the country to advance projects that will strengthen principal leadership in their regions.
Alisha began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member, teaching math to diverse learners at a high school on Chicago’s South Side. During her tenure in the classroom, Alisha also served as a member of the school’s Instructional Leadership Team and as the Special Education Department Head. After three years of teaching, Alisha transitioned to the nonprofit space to explore the intersectionality of civic issues in Chicago by working as the Program Manager at Leadership Greater Chicago, the region’s premiere civic leadership development program. She continues to work with high school students in Chicago as a Math Academic Coach for the Posse Foundation.
Alisha holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from National Louis University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Cultural Anthropology with Honors from Purdue University. She enjoys running on Chicago’s lakefront path and reading fiction books. Alisha is married to Jeff Berglund, a project manager at Berglund Construction.