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Area of Work

Schools, Districts, & State Education Systems

Our work focuses on supporting high-quality school and district leadership, promoting curriculum and assessment, encouraging instructional transformation, building a safe and positive school environment, and more.

As home to the Center for School Turnaround and Improvement (CSTI) — creator of the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement — WestEd brings firsthand understanding of the challenges schools and districts face. The depth, diversity, and legacy of our school improvement work is strengthened by extensive, research-based knowledge to help all learners succeed in school and beyond.

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Making a positive difference in the field

  • Ayele Doodo

    Ayele Dodoo

    Network Director

    Ayele Dodoo serves as the Network Director in WestEd’s Quality Schools and Districts team. Dodoo leads the agency’s School Leadership Team Networks and focuses on the transformative power of strong school leaders and school leadership teams.

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    Angela Minnici

    Senior Director of Institutional Development and Strategy

    Angela Minnici provides strategic leadership for WestEd’s K-16 education growth strategies including cultivating external partnerships. Minnici is a recognized expert in educator quality and has written several publications and delivered national presentations about the importance of building a strong educator workforce for student success.

  • Robert Sheffield

    Robert Sheffield

    Director, Quality Schools and Districts

    Robert Sheffield guides the development and expansion of projects that are seeking to align systems of curriculum, assessment, and instructional practice across the Region 15 states and beyond. He serves as a consultant and thought partner to emergent professional learning organizations seeking to scale work within school districts.