Before joining Wheelhouse, Ms. Cooper served as an independent
consultant and as longtime advisor on pre-K-to-14 education
issues for the leader of the California State Senate. In that
role, she shaped and shepherded the Pro Tem’s education agenda,
provided counsel on education budget matters, and led multi-year
campaigns to increase quality pre-kindergarten opportunities for
low-income children, reduce the number of high school dropouts,
and strengthen high school-post-secondary pathways.
Dr. Carlas McCauley joined the School of Education as
Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd
on November 18, 2019. McCauley comes to UC Davis from WestEd,
where he had served as the Director of the Center on School
Turnaround since 2014. In his role at WestEd, McCauley directed a
large federally funded center that advises state and local
education agencies on promoting equity and improving educational
outcomes for students.
I direct the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the
UC Davis School of Education. Our mission is to
help scientists, communities, and citizens collaborate on
science to address environmental problems as a part of civic
life. Learn more and sign up for our mailing list here.
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
—Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)
Christina E. Murdoch serves as Executive Director of the Center
for Applied Policy in Education within the UC Davis School of
Education. In this role, Christina develops and directs
professional learning programs for school district
superintendents, principals and teachers including the following:
• Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF)
Sherrie Reed serves as Executive Director
for California Education Lab. In this role,
Sherrie is managing and directing the research efforts of
numerous federal and foundation grants and supporting the
faculty Principal Investigators. These projects represent
unprecedented collaboration among the primary public
education segments in the state of California, including formal
partnership between the University of California, Davis and the
California Department of Education, and collaboration with the
California State University Chancellor’s Off
With over fifteen years of professional experience, Winn has
worked and consulted with foundations, cities, and non-profits
including Casey Family Programs, Annie E. Casey, W.K. Kellogg
Foundation, City of Newark (NJ), City of Madison (WI), St. HOPE,
MLK Community Resources Collaborative, and Race to Equity.
His expertise includes youth programs/education, civic and
community engagement, strategic partnerships, race and equity,
and community based participatory research.