Dr. Tony Alleyne

Faculty Information

Title(s)
Director of Delaware College Scholars

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Education

Degree(s)
BA, Wesleyan University
MA, Columbia University 2005
Ed.D, University of Pennsylvania 2016

Other Information

Class Of
2001
Biography

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Tony graduated cum laude from St. Andrew’s in 2001. Before St. Andrew’s, Tony was a member of Prep 9 in New York City. While at St. Andrew’s, Tony was a residential leader and played football, basketball, and baseball. He was elected co-captain of the football team and received the Bob Colburn Award for excellence in leadership.

Tony attended Wesleyan University, earning a BA in Sociology and African American History. He also joined Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and volunteered at numerous public schools. After Wesleyan, Tony joined Teach for America in Charlotte, NC, where he taught middle school math and science and coached track and field. In the spring of 2007, on the end-of-year test for sixth grade math, 78 percent of Tony’s students were at or above grade level in math—compared to a sixth grade average of 38 percent. He has continued to work with Teach for America as a Corp Member Advisor at the Philadelphia Institute during summers, and has also worked with New Jersey SEEDS. In 2010 he earned a master's degree from the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Columbia University and in winter 2016 defended his doctoral dissertation with honors distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

In 2014, Tony founded and has lead the Delaware College Scholars program, which is a partnership between St. Andrew’s and the Delaware Department of Education Higher Education Office. Its mission is to recruit, assist, and enrich high-performing first-generation low-income students from Delaware public schools to be academically and socially prepared for colleges and universities. The three-year program is at no cost to the scholars and has been heralded by school districts throughout the State, private sector foundations, and Delaware Governor Jack Markell.

Tony enjoys reading, anything athletic, and mentoring youth. He lives with his wife, Annalisa, and two daughters, Laila-Toren and Tate, in the Ford House.

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