avatar for Ayele Dodoo, Ed.D.

Ayele Dodoo, Ed.D.

Network Director
Los Alamitos
Ayele serves as the Network Director for WestEd’s Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. She leads the Center’s efforts to develop a network for technical assistance providers that support California State Standards implementation with an emphasis on improving outcomes for English Learners. Additionally, she is developing and piloting tools to support schools, districts and counties with high populations of English learner students to bring coherence to their systems as they scale the CA State Standards.

Prior to joining WestEd, Ayele served as the Director of Secondary Education in the Montebello Unified School District (MUSD), where she set the vision and built systems to transition and implement California State Standards in middle and high schools. MUSD enrollment is approximately 27,500 students with 82% free reduced lunch rate, 96% Latino, and 82% English Learner student population. Her work directly resulted in an:
• Increase in Graduation Rates and A-G completion rates
• Increase in enrollment in Advanced Placement and Pathways programs

Before joining MUSD, Ayele worked at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. She provided customized instructional training to schools and districts, in addition, to coordinating a principal coaching program.

Previously, Ayele served as a UCLA Center X leadership coach. Ayele holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Teachers’ College, Columbia University and an Ed.D. from University of California, Los Angeles.