Director of Product, Inclusive and Purposeful Leadership Solutions
Alison Sancinito is the Director of Product for the Inclusive and Purposeful Leadership Solutions at Linkage. Alison oversees the design, development, execution and growth of signature solutions aimed at developing effective and inclusive leaders. She has spent almost 20 years building a design and leadership skill set driven by her passion for inclusion, empathy and collaboration.
Background & Experience:
Prior to joining Linkage, Alison was a District Director for Social and Emotional Learning, a building leader, a middle school educator and an instructional consultant across public and private sectors. In these roles, she created, implemented, and led individual, team-level and large-scale learning experiences aimed at improving curriculum, pedagogy and leadership approaches to ensure all stakeholders gained a sense of belonging and engagement within school communities.
While in these roles, Alison led initiatives to revise approaches to teaching history and advocated for civics instruction at the local and state level. She led implementation of the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Hate Crime Prevention Initiative, Safe and Supportive Schools Grant, and Social, Mental and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement through strategic planning at the local level.
Education & Training:
Alison holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. She has also created and taught adjunct courses at Fitchburg State University in curriculum and instructional design.
Alison was recognized for her excellence in teaching and curriculum leadership, receiving the William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Studies, which is awarded to one middle school educator in the state annually. Additionally, she has received training from Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED), the Anti-Defamation League, Center for Responsive Schools and Suffolk University Center for Restorative Justice.
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