Ayele Dodoo serves as Director of Educational Leadership and System Design at WestEd. This area of WestEd’s work focuses on growing the capacity of education leaders as a key lever for ensuring positive and equitable outcomes for students, educators, and communities. Currently, Dodoo is leading a national team as they scale professional services that develop administrative efficacy in creating conditions for excellence and equity in schools.
Dodoo was previously the Network Director for WestEd’s Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, where she developed tools to support local education agency leaders in bringing coherence to their systems as they implemented and scaled new content standards, including the Common Core State Standards.
Prior to joining WestEd, Dodoo served as the Director of Secondary Education in the Montebello Unified School District in California, where she set the vision and built systems to implement the California State Standards in middle and high schools.
Dodoo holds a BA in History from Stanford University; an MA in Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University; and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles.