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Angela Minnici

Angela Minnici is the Senior Director for State Strategy, Technical Assistance, and Policy at WestEd. She provides strategic leadership for the agency’s technical assistance and policy work with state education agencies and other education organizations to develop and successfully implement education policy and practices that support equitable and positive outcomes for all learners.

Minnici also provides oversight for technical assistance projects within the Learning Innovations program and is the Principal Investigator for the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC).

Prior to joining WestEd, Minnici was Vice President of Policy, Practice and Systems Change at American Institutes for Research (AIR). In that position she oversaw AIR’s federally funded comprehensive centers and was director of the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders and the Education Policy Center.

Minnici began her career as a public school teacher and has held various positions in education and research, working with diverse education stakeholders such as federal and state policymakers, teachers, administrators, parents, and other education organizations.

She was Associate Director of Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and directed the AFT’s federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to support the implementation of rigorous and comprehensive teacher evaluation systems in several districts in New York and Rhode Island.

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.

Minnici received a doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.