Ivy Alford
Division Director, Education & Workforce

Profile

Ivy Alford is the division director of Education and Workforce initiatives at SREB, through which she brings K-12, postsecondary, workforce and industry leaders together to adopt policies and practices that expand career development and training opportunities for students, create seamless transitions from high school to further studies, and empower students to enter and advance in the workforce.

Ivy was formerly SREB’s director of state and district partnerships for Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico, where she worked to support schools and centers as they refined their career pathways and adopted recruitment practices that expand access to all student populations. She has also designed and facilitated continuous improvement activities for school administrators and teachers.

Prior to SREB, Ivy served as a high school and university mathematics teacher and high school administrator and a coordinator for professional development and school improvement at the Louisiana Department of Education.