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Terry Hofer

Terry Hofer is Director of New York School & District Services in the Learning Innovations program 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. In various roles at WestEd, Hofer has provided leadership coaching and school transformation support to numerous School Improvement Grant schools. Evidence of impact has been noted on schools exiting priority school status, meeting “demonstrable indicators,” and increasing leading indicators tracked using the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning. Hofer also provides technical assistance to two federally funded centers — the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center and the Center on Education Equity. 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. At the district level, this included efforts to maximize impact of $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 three parent information and student registration centers. Prior to joining WestEd, Hofer was Senior Vice President of Administration & Accountability for an education management organization offering a portfolio of services including charter schools, private schools, school turnaround support, school reviews, professional development, parent engagement, and supplemental education services. Hofer received an EdD in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College.