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Lori Van Houten


Lori Van Houten is the Director of Analytic Support for the Regional Educational Laboratory West. She coordinates in-person and online coaching, training and technical assistance at the state, district, and school levels to ensure effective use of data and research findings to inform policy and practice. Part of her role is to leverage her 30 years of prior experience as a consultant and educator with county offices, districts, schools and organizations serving historically marginalized and underserved students and families to design tools and training that drive equity-centered, sustainable, systemic change. Van Houten is the co-lead of the REL West Equity in Action project working with teams from five California districts to address inequities affecting Black and Latinx students and families.