Alicia Grunow

Senior Fellow, Networked Improvement Science

Alicia Grunow
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Alicia Grunow is a senior partner and director of the improvement science and analytics groups at Carnegie. In that role, she oversees the core capacities that support all networked improvement communities: analytics, developmental evaluation, design and development, program technologies and improvement research.

Alicia completed the Improvement Advisor program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in 2011 and currently leads the Foundation’s efforts to adapt these methodologies for the field of education. Towards this end, she teaches improvement workshops and coaches improvement teams both in and outside of the organization.

Before coming to Carnegie, Alicia was an instructor in Stanford’s Teacher Education Program (STEP), where she taught practices to support the academic achievement of English language learners. Her research at Stanford used a range of quantitative methodologies to examine policy issues regarding English language learners. Alicia received her B.A. in psychology from Reed College. She has a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in educational administration and policy analysis from Stanford University. Before graduate school, she taught for seven years in transitional bilingual and dual language elementary school programs in both Denver and New York City. She completed the Bilingual and ESL Teachers Leadership Academy at Bank Street College. At the core, she will always identify as a practitioner.