Sharon A. Herpin integrates her evaluation, research, and technical assistance experience to improve teaching and learning, increase organizational efficiency, decrease redundancy, and improve outcomes. She has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods with content focus areas in the arts, arts education, charter schools and school choice, collective impact, higher education, and school improvement.
Herpin has worked with a variety of federal and state agencies, as well as regional and local organizations. Her evaluation work assists organizations to use data to make informed decisions about how to improve operations, expand reach, and move to scale. She also designs and facilitates professional development workshops and engages in ongoing technical assistance to help organizations define their goals and objectives, set benchmarks and milestones, develop logic models, measure outcomes, and assess impact.
She currently serves as a Senior Technical Assistance Provider for the National Charter School Resource Center and the lead evaluator for the Region 13 Comprehensive Center. She also coordinates the evaluation efforts across the three Comprehensive Centers that WestEd leads. Internally, Herpin helps lead WestEd’s quality assurance process and facilitates the agency’s Client Feedback Initiative.
Herpin earned an EdD in organizational leadership and transformational change from Brandman University and an MA in experimental psychology and BA in psychology from California State University, Fullerton.