Jannelle Kubinec is WestEd’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Kubinec combines her knowledge of effective education strategies with a deep understanding of the operational and management conditions that support student success.
Kubinec previously directed the California Comprehensive Center, a federally funded technical assistance center charged with building the capacity of California to implement the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and close the student academic achievement gap.
She also oversaw the Migrant Student Information Network project in California. This project produces the unduplicated count of migrant students in California by providing the tools, technical assistance, and training to ensure that each of the migrant regions is entering, maintaining, uploading, and updating information needed to produce the count as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Prior to joining WestEd in 2011, Kubinec served in executive level positions in public sector consulting firms where she provided support in educational productivity and management effectiveness.
She has worked with federal, state, and local education agencies providing support in the areas of school finance, management, strategic planning, special education, and technology planning.
She is a recognized expert on effective school planning and resource alignment to support student achievement. In addition, Kubinec served as fiscal and policy advisor on school finance issues to the California Legislature while at the California Legislative Analyst Office.
Kubinec received a BA in rhetoric and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.