Mike Siebersma

As the director of the Center for Strengthening Education Systems, Mike manages a portfolio of large-scale projects that build multiple stakeholders’ capacity to plan, lead, and implement data- and evidence-driven change initiatives. He also serves as head of the Northwest Comprehensive Center, which provides technical assistance to state education agencies in priority areas such as educator effectiveness, school improvement, and Common Core State Standards implementation. Mike is passionate about providing the highest quality services possible and ensuring those services are of high relevance for the educators we serve.

Education Northwest is a great place to do important work in strengthening education systems.

Director, Center for Strengthening Education Systems; Northwest Comprehensive Center


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Blog Posts

Creating Networks to Improve Teacher Recruitment and Retention: The Role of Education Northwest


February 27th, 2018

For districts and schools hit hard by teacher shortages, there's only so much you can do alone in hiring and keeping high-quality teachers. Mike Siebersma writes on how networks can be the answer.

Putting the Pieces Together to Improve Oregon's High School Graduation Rates


December 21st, 2016

Mike Siebersma writes about the urgency around boosting Oregon's high school graduation rate and a few of ways Education Northwest is helping form the solution.

School Improvement From Students’ Point of View


February 27th, 2015

Last year, we unveiled Success Now!—our new approach to school improvement . Unlike other approaches, the Success Now! framework helps schools focus their efforts and see quick gains in student success while working toward long-term goals and sustainable change. The Mary Walker School District in...