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Celebrating Staff - Staff Awards 2017

Congratulations to WestEd's 2017 Staff Award Winners!

Learn about the extraordinary work of the 2017 winners of WestEd's Staff Recognition Awards.

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Max McConkey

WestEd Announces Retirement of Chief Policy & Communications Officer Max McConkey

McConkey joined WestEd in 1992 and has served as an executive through the agency's rapid growth.

Ashley Boal

Ashley Boal Contributes to Volume on Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

WestEd's Ashley Boal co-writes book chapter on "Putting Your Training to Work."


Community gardening

WestEd Partners with Students on Eco-Friendly Landscaping Project

WestEd recently partnered with local students to create a sustainable landscape for our Los Alamitos, CA, office.

Schools and districts

Celebrating Staff in 2015

Celebrating Excellence in 2015: WestEd Staff Awards

WestEd's Staff Awards program recognizes staff accomplishments and excellence. Congratulations to our 2015 award recipients!


Fred Porter

WestEd Remembers Frederick Porter

“Fred Porter was an extraordinary person — a friend to almost everyone he met and worked with." — Glen Harvey, WestEd CEO

Cover for Mix It Up: Blended Strategies for High-Impact Professional Learning

Engaging Isolated Teachers Through Blended Learning

A new WestEd resource on blended professional learning to engage teachers in interactive and collaborative professional development.

Professional developmentResourceSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

Photo of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

WestEd staff, family, and friends took part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks held nationwide.

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Staff photo of Kurt Larsen

WestEd's Larsen Honored as Outstanding Ed Tech Professional

Congratulations to Kurt Larsen, honored by CUE as 1 of 12 outstanding educational technology professionals in 2015.


Kathy DiRanna

WestEd's Kathy DiRanna Receives Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

"This award could not have been presented to a more deserving science educator."—Steve Schneider, WestEd STEM Program Director