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Reino Makkonen

WestEd Senior Policy Associate Reino Makkonen is an experienced researcher and evaluator who provides evidence-based analysis and technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners served by WestEd’s Policy Center, Regional Educational Laboratory West, and West Comprehensive Center.

His research focuses on teacher policy and school and district leadership, including investigating workforce trends in particular regions, evaluating leadership development programs, studying the implementation of college- and career-ready standards, and examining current reforms in teacher development and support.

Makkonen received a doctorate in policy analysis, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education.