Senior Program Director, WestEd
Fred Tempes joined WestEd in 1999 as Director of the Northern California Comprehensive Assistance Center. He directs WestEd's Comprehensive School Assistance Program, which, in addition to the California Comprehensive Center, includes efforts to help low-performing schools and districts design and implement improvement plans as well as professional development programs focusing on quality instruction, assessment and accountability, and English learners.
Prior to coming to WestEd, Tempes directed the California Department of Education's School and District Accountability Division, overseeing a shift from a compliance monitoring system that focused on rules and regulations to an accountability model that holds schools responsible for student learning. He also led the Department's Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Division, where he was responsible for the development of the state's curriculum frameworks and the California Learning Assessment System.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer and Teacher Corps Intern, Tempes received his BA in economics from Stanford University. His MA in bilingual education and PhD in international education were both earned at the University of Southern California.
Primary Presenter for:
Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: Resources From Doing What Works