Alonna Berry is the Founder and Chairwoman of The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence. The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence is an emerging charter school in Sussex County, Delaware launching as a service-learning high school in the Fall of 2021. Alonna is a lifelong educator with a deep commitment to Delaware. Throughout her career Alonna has worked in an array of education spaces working in traditional district schools, at the Delaware Department of Education and in education nonprofit. In her most recent role she supported leadership development, classroom training, and coaching of teachers across the state of Delaware. In 2017, Alonna launched an educator leadership program, called Engage Delaware. This year-long leadership development program focuses on building capacity through collective leadership for educators across the state; Engage Delaware innovates on programming for students and families by building mentoring programs, supporting teacher leader effectiveness and providing social-emotional supports for students with trauma across the state of Delaware. Alonna began her career as a classroom teacher in education through Teach For America. In 2013, she was awarded the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Alonna holds a post-graduate certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in virtual online teaching and learning, a graduate degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University and an undergraduate degree Writing and Rhetoric from Syracuse University. As a native Delawarean, she is devoted to Delaware serving through non-profit leadership and currently serves as an advisor for the Youth Philanthropy Board of Sussex County, membership chair of Next Generation South, and as a board member of The Delaware Center for Justice, The Milton Historical Society and Delaware Guidance Services.