Ashleigh Tillman is a School Improvement Specialist at WestEd, where she assists state, district, and school leaders with the application of the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework to support continuous improvement efforts. With over 15 years of experience, she specializes in literacy and leadership coaching within urban public and charter school districts.
She recently served as the Systems Improvement Specialist at Washington, DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), where she led literacy initiatives, including the development of the Comprehensive State Literacy Plan, and provided professional learning and technical assistance for K–12 educators and leaders across DC.
Tillman’s achievements include designing professional learning modules and coaching school leaders through implementation and capacity building while narrowing the opportunity gap by 5 percent in literacy during her time as a leadership coach in DC Public Schools. While at OSSE, Tillman solicited feedback of stakeholders and the community to ensure that all aspects of developing the Comprehensive State Literacy Plan focused on the needs of all students, educators, families, and the community.
Tillman is passionate about educational equity and seeks to provide enriching experiences for state, district, and school leaders to build capacity and improve outcomes for students.
Tillman has a BA in English from Hamline University and a Master of Education with a concentration in Urban Education. Tillman is an avid reader, lifelong learner, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.