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Alberto Heredia

Heredia serves as Senior Research Associate at WestEd.

Heredia uses evaluation findings to support meaningful improvements in program design, implementation, and outcomes, especially in urban public school settings and with at-risk students.

Heredia has designed and directed program evaluations for numerous organizations at the forefront of education reform and transformation, including the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Broad Foundation, and the Center for Collaborative Education.

He currently directs evaluations of school leadership and teacher preparation programs that place their graduates in the Los Angeles Unified School District; and of the California Department of Education’s Migrant Education Program, the largest in the country.

He is also evaluating a Teacher Incentive Fund grant for Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia.

Heredia has contributed in varying capacities to evaluations for the U.S. Department of Education, including:

  • Preparing case studies of comprehensive school reform practices in Los Angeles Unified, and New York City and Boston Public Schools
  • Coordinating monitoring of Smaller Learning Communities grantees nationally

In addition, for the New York State Department of Education, Heredia audited mathematics instructional practices in Program Improvement districts.

Other areas of his evaluation work include after-school programs, prevention education, and education partnerships.

Prior to joining WestEd in 1999, Heredia was a public school teacher in New York City and Los Angeles.

Heredia received a BA from Williams College and an MA in educational evaluation and policy analysis from the School of Education at Stanford University.