State Education Fellow

Christine Alois


Deputy Secretary - Performance Support, Delaware Department of Education

Christine Alois serves as deputy secretary for the Delaware Department of Education (DOE). Growing up in a family of educators and serving for over 23 years in the field of education, Christine is committed to providing opportunities for students to exceed all expectations.

Prior to joining the DDOE team, Christine worked in the Caesar Rodney School District. After moving from New Jersey to Delaware in July of 1994, she became one of the original “latch key” teachers for the district. After one year as a latch key teacher she became a classroom teacher in both 5th and 7th grade. She then spent several years as the district’s English language arts resource teacher working with teachers and administrators across the district. After that experience she became the assistant principal at Stokes Elementary School and then the principal until 2009 where she was named Delaware’s National Distinguished Principal. As the supervisor of instruction starting in 2009, she worked with students, teachers, administrators, and families across all of the schools in the district with a focus on secondary social studies and English language arts, world language/immersion K-12, English language learners, gifted education, instructional technology, teacher leaders and new teacher mentoring. Before leaving the district, she served as the director of instruction where she oversaw all curriculum and instruction PK-12 and championed efforts to include outdoor education initiatives across all grade levels and school sites.

She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University in elementary education, her masters from Wesley College in middle childhood education, and her doctorate from the University of Delaware in educational leadership and continues to be a life-long learner.