Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (REL Southwest) provides research, technical support, and dissemination activities to State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in our region to improve the use of data and research evidence to inform practice and policy decisions.

Director(s): Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Director, Lynn Mellor, Deputy Director

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Specialty Area

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Educator Effectiveness
  • Educator Preparation
  • Educator Retention
  • English Language Learners
  • Evidence Based Practices & Scaling Up

Primary Audience

  • Administrators
  • School Districts
  • State Education Agencies


  • Assessment Tools
  • Coaching
  • Content Expertise
  • Convening Stakeholders
  • Facilitation
  • Research



Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Level of Support


Additional Information

Other Specialty Areas: College and Career Readiness; Teacher Preparation and Professional Development; Early Childhood Education; Networked Improvement Communities; and School Improvement