Senior Policy Associate
WestEd Senior Policy Associate Reino Makkonen provides evidence-based analysis and technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners served by WestEd's Policy Center, Regional Educational Laboratory West, and West Comprehensive Center. He serves as the lead for the REL West Educator Effectiveness Alliance.
Makkonen's research focuses on teacher policy and school and district leadership, including investigating the distributions of teachers and principals in particular regions, reviewing states' professional teaching standards, and examining current reforms in teacher evaluation.
Makkonen received a doctorate in policy, organization, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education.