Angela McGuire is a Project Director within WestEd’s Early Childhood Intervention, Mental Health, and Inclusion content area under Early Childhood Development and Learning. McGuire has facilitated training and technical assistance for local and state education agencies, childcare and development programs, disability service agencies, and family support agencies for cross-agency impact.
McGuire has expertise in special education program requirements, tailored professional development, and intentional family engagement. She leads the design and delivery of web-supported training for a statewide personnel development system, deploying a multidisciplinary team and optimizing a variety of platforms to deliver, reinforce, and enhance the integration of new knowledge and policy into effective practice. She also serves as Co-Lead of the Stakeholder and Family Engagement Systems Element Team for the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI).
As a parent of a child with disabilities and former classroom teacher, McGuire actively advocates for and integrates inclusive practices and parent-professional partnership approaches into technical assistance and training activities and deliverables. She has authored and contributed to deliverables and publications, including comprehensive training curricula, handbooks, manuals, issue briefs, frameworks, presentations, videos, instructional scripts, and promotional campaigns.
McGuire holds a Master of Arts degree in education (special education) from California State University, Sacramento’s College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education from Kent State University.