Dr. Alicia Haller
Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher
Center for the Study of Education Policy
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations
Dr. Alicia Haller serves as a Co-Director of the Illinois Partnerships Advancing Rigorous Training (IL-PART) project. Funded by a $4.6M U.S. Department of Education grant, IL-PART is a collaboration of four universities, three large school districts, and a network of Catholic schools all focused on developing a strong pipeline of effective school leaders for high-need schools. Dr. Haller has a strong background in education policy, having formerly staffed initiatives for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) involving improvements to regulations governing principal preparation and development. An educator with previous experience working in K-12, higher education, and educational philanthropy, she began her career as a teacher and principal in Milwaukee. Prior to joining the Center, she headed the Chicago Public Schools Office of Principal Preparation and Development, under then CEO Arne Duncan. Dr. Haller received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a C.A.S. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy from Loyola University Chicago.