Fiona Helsel

Fiona provides research and evaluation support and leads the evaluation of the Northwest Comprehensive Center. As deputy director for REL Northwest, she leads the analytic technical assistance work and provides quality assurance across tasks. With a Ph.D. from Purdue University, Fiona is also developing institutional capacity to support early childhood education projects. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, riding her bike, listening to music, and watching movies.

Living in the D.C. area, I didn’t always get the opportunity to work on projects that directly affected those who lived there. Working at Education Northwest has changed all that. I’m excited to be providing leadership on projects that provide direct services to people living in our region.

Manager, Research & Evaluation; Deputy Director, REL Northwest


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Blog Posts

Six Ways Principals Can Support the Transition to Kindergarten


August 6th, 2015

Research shows the importance of kindergarten transitions for children to succeed in school and later in life. What do principals need to know to help their youngest students thrive?