Terry Hofer is Director of New York School and District Services at WestEd. Hofer engages with school and district leaders to develop a customized set of research-based activities to be delivered by WestEd team members with carefully matched expertise.
Hofer has partnered with schools, districts, and state education agencies to provide leadership coaching and coordinated school improvement services designed to foster successful school transformation journeys. Evidence of impact has been noted in the leading indicators visible in WestEd’s Four Domains School Improvement CALL survey (which tracks changes in adult experiences over time) and by schools meeting demonstrable indicators and exiting focus or priority school status.
Hofer also provides technical assistance as a school improvement lead to the federally funded Region 2 Comprehensive Center, which serves state education agencies in New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Hofer relates well to clients in all settings, having previously served in rural, suburban, and urban public-school districts in roles including elementary and middle school teacher, elementary principal, and district-level administrator. At each level, Hofer engaged committed and diverse teams to tackle complex challenges, such as maximizing the impact of more than $30-million in annual federal grant funds, operationalizing a districtwide socioeconomic integration campaign, opening two new college prep high school options for families and students, and establishing parent information and student registration centers.
Prior to joining WestEd, Hofer was Senior Vice President of Administration and Accountability for an education management organization. Hofer received an EdD in executive leadership in 2008 from St. John Fisher College.