Alexandra Collignon, “Ale“, was born in Calgary, Canada. She was raised primarily in New Mexico. She completed a study abroad program in Brazil her junior year of high school. Ale graduated from high school in Northern California and started college in Santa Cruz, California. She studied abroad in both Mexico and Spain. After traveling around Europe she returned to Taos and married Oliver Collignon. Oliver is a New Mexico native. He worked as a school teacher in Albuquerque but eventually returned to Taos to take over a family business with his his brother. Ale and Oliver had a daughter in 2008.
Ale returned to school in 2009 and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico in 2012. Ale began her teaching career in 2012 and taught Third and Fourth Grade at Taos Integrated School of the Arts for three years. She joined Taos Charter School as the kindergarten teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. She and Oliver had a son in 2017. Ale currently sits on the board of directors for Bridges Project for Education. She is an avid hiker and runner. In her free time she loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family.