Dr. Amelia Courts

Dr. Amelia Courts has extensive leadership experience in the education sector and a record of success in collaborating with business and community organizations to positively impact statewide initiatives. Since 2013 she has served as the President/CEO of The Education Alliance, which advocates for a quality education for all West Virginia...

Sally N. Barton

Sally Barton joined The Education Alliance in January 2020 and has over 25 years of experience in fundraising, corporate communication, and organizational development. As a senior advisor, she will advance strategic partnerships, engagement and outreach. Prior to joining The Education Alliance, Barton served as Executive Director of The Foundation for...

Beth Winkler Bowden

Beth Winkler Bowden is a Program Coordinator for The Education Alliance. Beth joined The Education Alliance in September 2016 and assists in coordinating many of the Alliances programs including the WV Ready Summer Internship Program. Beth serves as the coordinator of the Alliance’s Financial Literacy program, College visit program, and...

Dale Bowyer

Dale Bowyer is the Education VISTA for The Education Alliance. Dale joined The Education Alliance in 2016 as an AmeriCorps Mentor at Williamstown Elementary School. In his current role, Dale is responsible for building the capacity of Williamstown Elementary and High Schools to encourage, educate and advocate for students to...

Quinten Burton

Quinten Burton is the AmeriCorps Associate for The Education Alliance. Quinten joined The Education Alliance in August 2016 where he was an AmeriCorps Mentor, STEM Education VISTA, and STEM Works VISTA Leader. In his current role he supports the AmeriCorps State and VISTA programs, Blended Learning project, and provides technology...

Caroline S. Goodall

Caroline S. Goodall joined The Education Alliance in October 2010 and her background includes both the non-profit sector and corporate America. She has 20 years of experience as the Manager of Administrative Services with INROADS/West Virginia, Inc. a national non-profit career-development organization for minority students and nine years with Chesapeake...

Andrew Means

Andrew Means is a recent graduate of West Virginia University School of Law, with Bachelor’s degrees in both Philosophy and English from West Virginia University. Before coming to The Education Alliance in July of 2019, he had experience in municipal government at the Charleston Municipal Court and state government through...

Olivia McCuskey

Olivia McCuskey joined the Education Alliance in August of 2019 as the Director of Strategic Engagement. In her role, Olivia works to develop, cultivate and strengthen the Alliance’s relationships with business, education and community stakeholders throughout the state to actively engage them as partners in the organization’s work. She also...

Emily Schoen Pratt

Emily Schoen Pratt is the Director of Federal Programs and Communications for The Education Alliance. Emily joined The Education Alliance in July 2010 as the dropout prevention and career readiness Program Director. In her current role, Emily administers the AmeriCorps Mentors, Blended Learning, Energizing steM and STEM Works VISTA programs....

Allison Stickel

Allison Stickel is the Marketing VISTA for The Education Alliance. She completed her Master’s in Data Marketing Communications from West Virginia University in December of 2019. She served as a student assistant for WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at the Office of Outreach and Enrollment for three...

Jody Wagner

Jody Wagner is the WV Ready Graduate VISTA Leader for The Education Alliance. Jody joined The Education Alliance in February 2017 as a STEM Education VISTA at Warwood Middle School where she was instrumental in helping the school raise more than $150,000 to support STEM-education and implement a work based...