Alicia Espinoza is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her expertise includes coaching teacher leaders, school administrators, and district leaders through the implementation of evidence-based district and school improvement systems, processes, and practices. She specializes in school-wide design and implementation of professional learning communities, literacy in secondary and adult education, quality instruction for English Language Learners, and college and career readiness readiness and success for all students. In 2002, Espinoza was awarded the Multicultural Urban Professional Educator Award by DePaul’s School of Education for her successful work with at-risk, high poverty youth and adults. Her work extends beyond the local level, as she provides technical assistance to State Education Agencies in the development and execution of their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, through AIR's federally funded State Support Network.