Aylin Bell is the director for Charters and School Choice at WestEd. Bell has worked in the field of K-12 education for over 20 years and brings content expertise in charter school planning, program design, and expansion.
At WestEd, she has led strategic planning and business development efforts across content teams; collaborated with service teams to launch and grow service lines focused on school improvement, literacy, and special education; and oversaw the launch of WestEd’s first agency-wide strategic vision, WestEd 2020.
Bell also championed a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive organizational culture and played key roles in implementing a new organizational structure to support WestEd’s programmatic work and in developing WestEd’s Equity Framework.
Among her past roles, Bell worked as the Chief Operating Officer of a KIPP charter middle school in San Jose, where she was responsible for leading all aspects of the school’s finance and operations and supporting the launch of a new KIPP high school.
Bell holds a BA in psychology from Cornell University, an MA in international educational development from Columbia University, Teachers College, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Haas Merit Scholar.