Dr. Hella Bel Hadj Amor spearheads a research and technical assistance agenda around educator effectiveness at Education Northwest that includes providing technical assistance to Alaska and Oregon stakeholders. She brings years of experience as a technical assistance provider, practitioner and researcher.
Hella previously directed the American Institutes for Research (AIR) New York State Growth and Value-Added Program and the student-learning based component of the Massachusetts educator evaluations. She is the former director of Teacher Effectiveness Research and Evaluation at District of Columbia Public Schools, where she designed and implemented the student learning component of the DC IMPACT system. Prior to her work in the district, she was a research scientist at the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University (NYU) where she led qualitative and quantitative research projects in collaboration with education systems.
Hella leads the educator effectiveness working group of REL Northwest as well as the management of research-practice partnerships. She earned her master’s in economics and her Ph.D. in public administration from NYU.
We do not have to choose between students and teachers when we make education policy decisions. The right policies and programs promote success and well-being for both groups. Education Northwest provides me with an exciting opportunity to help make that happen in districts and states every day.