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Reino Makkonen

Reino	Makkonen
Reino Makkonen
Director of Research-to-Practice Initiatives

WestEd Senior Policy Associate Reino Makkonen provides evidence-based analysis and technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners served by the Regional Educational Laboratory West and West Comprehensive Center at WestEd. He serves as the REL West Director of Research-to-Practice Initiatives, lead for the REL West Educator Effectiveness Alliance, a regional group of state education agency (SEA) leaders working together to expand local implementation of evidence. Makkonen’s research investigates teacher policy and school and district leadership, specifically focusing on current reforms in educator development and support. Makkonen received a doctorate in policy, organization, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education.