Jay Westover’s career has focused on improving student achievement through collaboration and distributed leadership. This was his passion as a high school science teacher, project specialist, assistant principal, and principal at Loma Vista Middle School, a Title l school. While at the Riverside County Office of Education located in Riverside, Calif., Jay supported 23 school districts by providing training and support to administrators and teachers for increasing their leadership capacity to implement Professional Learning Communities. Jay received advanced training with the Leadership and Learning Center, Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McRel) and Center for Cognitive Coaching. As the CEO of the Center for Educational Efficacy (CEE), Jay currently provides training and support in the areas of leadership responsibilities, learning communities, data-driven decision-making and research-based teaching strategies.