CCEE Governing Board Chair
Appointed by the President of the State Board of Education
As the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention’s Director of System Transformation services for WestEd, Matt Navo helps districts and schools develop strategies, structures, policies, and practices that assist in closing the achievement gap for all students.
Navo specializes in aligning systems for building capacity and continuous improvement; and in building collaborative cultures and establishing coherent and efficient systems for closing the achievement gap.
Navo also works with the National Center on Systemic Improvement (NCSI), working with state education departments, and local district leaders on building improvement methodologies and continuous improvement frameworks.
Navo has experience as a special education elementary and secondary teacher, counselor, resource teacher, junior high learning director, high school assistant principal, elementary principal, alternative education principal, director of special education, area administrator, and superintendent.
He was the Governor’s appointee for the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) from 2014-2016, and the Governor’s appointee to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, 2015-2017.
He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from California State University, Fresno. He holds a Professional Administrative Credential, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Supplemental Credential with an autism emphasis.