Alex Spurrier is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, Alex worked as a senior data scientist at the Kentucky Center for Statistics, conducting research and working with partners from early childhood, K-12, post-secondary and workforce organizations to help them utilize longitudinal data for program improvement. Previously, he served as a Harvard Strategic Data Project fellow at the Kentucky Department of Education, where he led the creation and execution of the agency's research agenda and developed tools using statistical software to improve the speed and accuracy of analysis projects. Before that, he conducted education policy research and analysis for TNTP and ConnCAN, covering school finance, charter schools, teacher evaluation, teacher compensation and other issues. Alex got his start in education as a fifth grade teacher and Teach For America corps member in Hartford, Connecticut.