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Sylvie Hale

Sylvie Hale is Director of Program Development and Strategic Planning for WestEd’s Innovations Studies program, overseeing the development of strategic planning processes with a focus on incorporating innovative technology services.

Hale combines deep knowledge of school and district improvement with experience in applying technology to complex education issues. She is currently working on several projects that integrate online tools with school and district improvement activities.

Previously with WestEd, Hale was Director of WestEd Interactive, managing web-based and multimedia technologies that provided clients with solutions to complex data and information management needs.

Hale was an original developer of SchoolsMovingUp, an initiative that helps schools and districts address the immense challenge of raising student achievement in low-performing schools.

She has also provided technical assistance to numerous struggling schools. These services included workshop series on data analysis, reform planning, and implementation.

Hale has worked closely on school reform with federal, state, county, and district staff through consultations, collaborative projects, and planning activities.

Prior to joining WestEd in 1988, Hale worked as a Mathematics Content Area Specialist at Dominican College Learning Center.

She received an MA in international educational administrative policy analysis from Stanford University and a BA in international relations with an emphasis in cross-cultural communication.