Malika Ali

Chief Program Officer
Highlander Institute

Malika is passionate about working to develop educators as change agents around instructional & systemic inequity as well as nurturing students’ cognitive development through culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy. Malika is responsible for Highlander Institute’s evolving and iterative pedagogical approach to change, as well as program implementation across all classrooms, schools, and districts. Prior to working at the Institute, Malika served as an Innovation Specialist and a high school science teacher. She was a Rhode Island District Teacher of the Year and served on Governor Raimondo’s STEAM and Equity in Educator Preparation Working Group. Malika holds an M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Public Health from Brown University.

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