Sharon Herpin serves as the Evaluation Manager for the MACC. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the evaluation, including determining the research methodology, defining key terms, developing instruments, managing data collection, and preparing reports. She works closely with the MACC leadership team to provide formative feedback for continuous improvement, in addition to monitoring progress toward benchmarks and annual outcomes of technical assistance efforts.
Herpin has nearly 20 years of research and evaluation experience covering a wide array of topic areas, with a focus on evaluating technical assistance, arts education, school reform, higher education, and distance learning. She brings 15 years of experience evaluation technical assistance centers, including regional comprehensive centers and content centers. Her work has helped numerous organizations improve practices, meet reporting requirements, and measure outcomes.
In addition to conducting research and evaluations, Herpin provides professional development and technical assistance on research and evaluation methodology, assessment, data collection, logic model development, and other topics. She has provided technical assistance to numerous grantees of Federal, state, and local funders, as well as other clients. She also leads an agency-wide initiative to increase quality, transparency, and collaboration across WestEd.
Herpin received a BA in Psychology and an MA in Experimental Psychology from California State University-Fullerton, and an EdD in Organizational Leadership with a focus on change management from Brandman University.