Carlos Sandoval is an Improvement Specialist with the Improvement Science team at WestEd. In this role, Sandoval designs tools and provides technical assistance to support a range of educational organizations to engage in continuous improvement with a focus on centering equity and justice.
Prior to joining WestEd, he led an improvement network of teacher preparation programs across the University of California system as part of the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN). This network focused on improving candidates’ capacity to build on multilingual students’ strengths. He has also consulted on a number of improvement-focused projects, such as the development of a network health survey and the implementation of a student-centered elementary mathematics curriculum in Orange County.
Sandoval co-led a team that received a WestEd Strategic Investment Grant to design a practical measurement toolkit to support Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CRSE) in mathematics classrooms. The toolkit will support educators’ efforts to implement CRSE in mathematics classrooms through measurement, reflection, and adjustment of classroom practice.
Sandoval received a PhD and MA in Education from UC Irvine. Prior to graduate school, he spent three years working at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.