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Ayele Dodoo

Ayele Dodoo serves as the Network Director for WestEd’s Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning.

Dodoo leads the Center’s efforts to develop a network for technical assistance providers that support California State Standards implementation.

Prior to joining WestEd, Dodoo served as the Director of Secondary Education in the Montebello Unified School District (MUSD), where she set the vision and implemented systems to transition and implement Common Core State Standards in middle and high schools.

Additionally at MUSD, Dodoo was responsible for the inception, development, and scaling of the Linked Learning approach districtwide, building a college and career pipeline from the middle schools. She also wrote a successful $6 million Career Pathways Trust grant to institutionalize work-based learning within the Linked Learning Pathways.

Before joining MUSD, Dodoo worked at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. She provided customized instructional training to schools and districts, in addition to coordinating a principal coaching program.

Previously, Dodoo served as a UCLA Center X leadership and instructional coach in a variety of educational settings and was a teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District. She has taught masters level courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Whittier College.

Dodoo received a BA in history from Stanford University, an MA in education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, and an EdD in educational leadership from UCLA.