Danette provides direction for Education Northwest’s programmatic work and collaborates closely with the executive team to help lead the organization. Dedicated to supporting school systems pursuing evidence-based change efforts, she leads and provides oversight for projects including Success Now!, Education Northwest’s approach to school improvement, and the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement Network (NW RISE). She writes on a variety of system change topics and served as co-principal investigator for research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation. Danette holds an Ed.D. in organization development and change from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in educational psychology, research, and evaluation methodology from the University of Colorado at Denver.
I love that every day I get to help create the organizational conditions for our talented staff to do amazing work that really matters.