Rochelle Herring is a senior managing director, leading WestEd’s Culturally Responsive Systems, Educational Leadership and Systems Design, Literacy, and Teacher Workforce teams. Herring comes to WestEd from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where she has served as a visiting professor, teaching courses such as Strategic Partnerships with Families and Communities, and Education and the Law.
Prior to working at the university full time, Herring was a senior program officer for education leadership at the Wallace Foundation and held leadership roles at the National Center on Education and the Economy, America’s Choice, and within multiple school districts. Herring started her career as a classroom teacher in New Jersey, where she taught English Language Arts and Social Studies at a gifted and talented magnet school.
Herring has a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and master’s degrees from New York University and Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. She has a doctorate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.