Alexandra Koltonowski is a Senior Consultant with MAYA Consulting. She is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the policies and systems in place meant to serve historically underserved children. Alex is passionate about using her creative and analytical skills concurrently, building the capacity of school and district teams to measure impact and use data to drive meaningful solutions that are both actionable and sustainable.
At MAYA Consulting, Alex supports projects focused on data driven improvements. This includes supporting a Data Fellows Cohort through TEA’s Resilient Schools Support Program, serving as the data visualization lead for the Texas Educator Residency Data Analysis and Display project, and providing support for MAYA’s work with the Texas Impact Network’s Rural CCMR Accelerator Program.
Prior to joining the MAYA team, Alex most recently worked as the Research, Evaluation, and Grant Manager for Grand Rapids Public Schools, an urban public school district serving more than 15,000 students in West Michigan. In this role, she led internal evaluation and research initiatives and supported the district’s data culture by standardizing the collection, analysis, and visualization of student and staff data.
Prior to Grand Rapids Public Schools, Alex worked at Grand Valley State University, providing technical training and coaching to W.K. Kellogg Foundation grantees, building organization wide capacity to collect, utilize, and visualize data. In this role she also supported the development of county-level data dashboards, identifying and compiling a variety of community-level indicators to monitor collective impact efforts. Alex has also served as an external evaluator working at Michigan State University and Public Policy Associates in Lansing, MI.
Alex lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Adam, and their dog, Sherman. Outside of work, Alex enjoys DIYing anything and everything, gardening, spending quality time with friends and family, and anything that gets her near or on the water.