Tony Borash

Director of Professional Learning

About Tony

Tony serves a mission of cultivating teams of learners and learning by connecting with people and ideas, bringing shape to thought, and seeking always to understand.

As a career educator, Tony is fueled by the immense trust that families and communities place in K-12 education to nurture young people into the drivers of our collective future.

Since joining ALP in 2014, Tony’s contributions to learning communities across the country have taken many forms. As a consultant, coach, designer, and project leader, he has supported development of the professional capacity of stakeholders at every organizational level from classroom to boardroom. He flexibly applies a range of partnership roles across a diverse array of services, pairing a systems-oriented approach to change leadership with human-centered practices that empower both team members and beneficiaries to bring a shared vision to life.

Examples include developing and launching division-wide learning models, shepherding statewide innovation networks, and activating local implementations of learner-centered instruction, purposeful technology integration, and balanced assessment.

When he isn’t partnering with schools to amplify student-driven learning, you can find Tony “digging in the crates” to find hidden gems in local record stores, cheering on the student-athletes of virtually every sport in which the University of Virginia Cavaliers compete (Wahoowa!), or finding ways to appreciate with awe the natural beauty of the world in which we live.


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Connecting Careers, Curriculum, and Community

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So We Have A Learner Profile. Now What?

After defining the local language and associated resources to describe the profile of a graduate of the district, how might that profile be used? Read more
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A Visible Path Forward

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Find Tony on the Road


23 Years


  • Master’s Degree - Secondary Science Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Physics and Mathematics
  • Google Certified Educator

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Educational Leadership
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Learning Model / Learner Profile Design
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Innovative Networking Teams

Recognition and Publications

  • Presenter, "Driving Statewide Innovation Through Professional Learning Networks," 2019 Aurora Institute Symposium, Palm Springs, California.
  • Presenter, "The Designer's Mindset: Leading Change Through Design Thinking," 2018 Learning Forward Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Borash, T. "The School Leader As Designer." ASCD Inservice. August 2018.

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