Elina Alayeva

Executive Director

Elina Alayeva is the Executive Director of Springpoint, a nonprofit organization that supports the design and launch of new high school models. A founding staff member of Springpoint, she has deep expertise in technology enabled innovation, personalized learning models, strategic planning, and organizational operations.

Prior to joining Springpoint, she designed and implemented a year-long funding focus on innovative secondary school models as a program officer with the Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative of EDUCAUSE and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, she worked at Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its Urban Education program, focusing on new designs for schools and systems.

As a Fulbright Fellow, Elina researched ethno-mathematics in community-run schools on First Nations reserves in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The Cooper Union and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University.

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