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Alyson Nielson

Vice President

Why do you work here?

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"I enjoy the relationships I have developed with members of our network and look forward to continuing to support the work they do to ensure that every student has a 21st century education."


Alyson leads the partnerships, grants, philanthropy, and events work for Battelle for Kids. Through our events, she creates unique learning experiences for our network members. In addition, she and her team are always on the search for mission-aligned partnerships and grant opportunities. Alyson also oversees human resources for Battelle for Kids.

Before Battelle For Kids:

Alyson was a cofounder of EdLeader21 and COO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. Prior to that, Alyson was the HR Director and Chief Negotiator for Tucson Unified School District in Arizona.  Alyson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western New Mexico University.

Outside of Work:

Alyson enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters…typically on a softball field somewhere in the western United States.