Angela Minnici is the Senior Director of Institutional Development and Strategy at WestEd. She provides strategic leadership for WestEd’s K-16 education growth strategies including cultivating external partnerships.
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.