Corey Cornett (he/his/him) is a Senior Program Associate with WestEd. His work supports the improvement of education and social services to students preK–12+ by building the capacity of schools and community-based organizations.
Cornett has an extensive history in building capacity of state and local education agency staff, including providing site-based technical assistance in family engagement, curriculum, human resources, and teacher induction and onboarding. Currently, Cornett supports SEAs and LEAs through the Region 15 Comprehensive Center and provides capacity-building services to teams in Arizona, California, and Utah. Recently, Cornett facilitated team authorship of the Kindergarten Best Practice Guide for the state of Utah and is partnering with other Utah State Board of Education members to increase support resources for families and provide a mentor framework for teaching staff.
Previously, Cornett provided on-site technical assistance for Academic Parent-Teacher Teams, a family engagement initiative of WestEd, led by Maria Paredes. Prior to joining WestEd, Cornett was a teacher and district administrator in the Houston Independent School District and served in several capacities in family engagement initiatives, technology training programs, and human resources management.
Cornett has a Master of Business Administration-Education (MBA-E), a master’s degree with dual focus of business and organizational development plus nonprofit leadership in the field of education, earned at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He also has a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas).