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  • Alka Pateriya joined the Council in 2021 as Director of Strategy and Partnerships. Previously, Alka provided support to NAEP’s TUDA districts and also managed other large scale assessment and data collection projects at Westat. Working closely with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she supported the six participating districts and the research partners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching project. Most recently, she led Tripod Education Partners, partnering with schools and districts in the US and overseas to capture feedback from students, parents, and teachers. She started her career as a teacher and administrator in the Washington DC area, teaching middle school social studies in Silver Spring, Maryland, and serving as Dean of Students at a school in Washington, DC. She holds an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from George Washington University and a B.A from Northwestern University.

    FUN FACTS: Alka enjoys cooking, riding her bike around DC, and traveling through the US and abroad.