Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, deputy director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work for strategy, planning and management, and leads the strategic planning and operations, portfolio development, measurement, evaluation, and knowledge management.
Before joining the foundation, Mary Alice was chief of staff for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and served eight years as superintendent of the Renton School District, a richly diverse district serving 14,000 students and their families. Prior to her superintendent leadership, Mary Alice was the deputy state superintendent in the Washington Department of Education. Her career in education included positions as principal, assessment specialist, and twelve years in the classroom as a teacher in regular and special education in various states, in Europe with the U.S. Department of Defense, and three years at West Point Military Academy.
Mary Alice holds a B.A. from Boston University, a M.S. in special education from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle Pacific University.