Robin Martin joined the UC Davis School of Education in 2016 as the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation. Having served in both K-12 policy organizations and public school districts, Robin brings over 13 years of practiced experience in education policy, research, assessment, and program implementation and evaluation. Most recently, Robin served as Director of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation at the Sacramento City Unified School District and previously served with the Elk Grove Unified School District for eleven years, providing leadership with strategically planning, executing, and evaluating a diversity of educational programs and initiatives, and developing performance metrics and accountability frameworks. With training in Design Thinking from Stanford’s d.school, Robin provides innovative evaluation leadership around REEd’s Quality Improvement Process and Integrated Professional Learning System.
Robin’s research interests focuses on the role of intermediaries in bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice to promote capacity building around evidence-based best practices. Robin holds an M.A. in Education Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento.