The Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC) at WestEd today announced the appointment of its new co-director, Tina Tranzor, JD, EdS. The WEEAC is one of four federally funded Equity Assistance Centers across the nation and U.S. territories that provide technical assistance and training—upon request from school districts, state education agencies, and others—to promote equity in student access to educational opportunities and resources. Tranzor will co-lead the center with co-director Dr. Niki Sandoval (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash).  

“Dr. Tranzor brings 25 years of experience at all levels in our education system—as a classroom teacher, principal, and state administrator. She is an outstanding addition to our leadership team,” Sandoval said. 

Tranzor will serve the WEEAC as a subject matter expert in bullying, harassment, and discrimination and as a technical assistance facilitator. She designs and delivers professional learning sessions for school, district, and state leaders that prepare them for addressing and preventing discrimination. Tranzor also brings expertise in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Special Education policy and practice. 

“I am delighted to join this team and look forward to assisting educators with fostering more equitable learning environments for students,” Tranzor said. 

Before joining the WEEAC, Tranzor was an Education Systems Improvement Facilitator for WestEd’s Charters and School Choice and Special Education Policy and Practice areas of work. In those roles, she specialized in supporting charter schools and districts to build, implement, and refine an equitable, sustainable MTSS to improve the outcomes of students with varying learning and behavioral needs. 

In addition to her role at WestEd, Tranzor is an adjunct professor at National University. She was previously an administrator with the California Department of Education, a principal at Oakland Unified School District, and a teacher at Memphis City Schools. 

Tranzor is based in Sacramento, California, and earned an EdS from Union University, a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley. 

With the aim of bolstering educational equity, the WEEAC provides content expertise and deep knowledge of local contexts within its region, which includes Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For more information, visit 

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The contents of this release were developed by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC). The WEEAC is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.