As Senior Research Associate in WestEd’s Quality Schools and Districts team, Libby Rognier works primarily with the Region 15 Comprehensive Center (R15 CC) at WestEd.
In her R15 CC roles, Rognier helps departments of education in the Western states develop and implement systems of support for schools and districts. She also supports work in New Mexico to integrate online tools and activities with offline school and district improvement activities.
Rognier’s previous work at WestEd included helping state educational agencies through the California and West Comprehensive Centers, managing the Closing the Achievement Gap and Race to the Top websites for the California Department of Education. In this capacity, she supported the work of policymakers, educators, and interested community members with an electronic hub for information, research, and success stories about efforts to close the gap in California.
Rognier also worked with the WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Science and Mathematics Education. In this role, she collaborated with Western states and nationally to provide professional development in science instruction and assessment, and she facilitated the development of state standards and assessments for science and mathematics.
Prior to joining WestEd in 1993, Rognier worked in instructional television and other instructional media, helping teachers integrate technology into standards-based instruction. She also served as a Speech and Language Specialist for PreK–8 public schools.
Rognier received a BS in speech pathology and audiology from Eastern Kentucky University and an MA in hearing and speech sciences from the University of Maryland.