Amber Valdez, EdD, serves as a Technical Assistance provider for the national Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety.
Valdez (she/her/ella) supports local and state leaders and communities to transform complex systems for equity. Her areas of expertise include liberatory system design, change management, organizational development, participatory strategic planning, transformative stakeholder engagement, networked learning, transformational leadership, continuous improvement, and applied critical race theory.
Valdez brings experience working with public and private sector systems, including education, health, and community development agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and foundations. Before coming to WestEd, Valdez led a consulting business and served as a nonprofit leader. She earned a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic Studies, and a M.A. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, CA.
Contact Amber Valdez at [email protected].