Terry Hofer is Director of New York School and District Services at WestEd. In this role, Hofer engages with education leaders to develop customized, 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 has coordinated school improvement services aimed at fostering successful school transformation journeys. Evidence of impact has been noted in responses to WestEd’s Four Domains School Improvement CALL survey, which tracks changes in adult experiences over time, and by schools meeting demonstrable indicators of improvement and exiting focus or priority status.
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 has engaged committed and diverse teams to tackle complex challenges, such as maximizing the 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 parent information and student registration centers.
Hofer has also led projects with the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center, Region 2 Comprehensive Center, Center on School Turnaround, Center for Education Equity, and Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast.
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 from St. John Fisher College.