Alison Gazarek

Community Leadership Team

The daughter of Seattle Public School educators (and a former Seattle Public Schools student herself), Alison grew up observing the inequities inherent in the system which inspired her commitment to free and equal public education for all students. She taught students in the South Bronx in New York City for a decade before relocating back to Seattle, the community she calls home. Alison currently serves as the Regional Director at Equal Opportunity Schools, a national organization working to ensure students of color have equitable access to America’s most rigorous high school programs. Alison also brings research and teaching experience from Rainier Scholars in Seattle, where she facilitates annual Leadership Retreats. Her favorite place in the Road Map Project region is Rainier Beach High School during their summer Freedom Schools.

To reach Alison, email Carlina Brown Banks, who staffs the Community Leadership Team.