Corinne Herlihy

Senior Operations Strategist

Corinne Herlihy is responsible for leading the development and implementation of sustainable operational structures to support CCRC’s mission. As a member of the leadership team, she manages the implementation of CCRC’s strategic priorities and ensures decisions on policy and procedure are shared and understood organization-wide.

From 2009 to 2018, Herlihy worked at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard. As the director of research operations, she provided oversight and support to all of the research projects at CEPR. This work included developing and launching new research initiatives; supporting and training those who managed projects and project staff; providing guidance on design and data collection processes; and acting as the center’s liaison with key offices at Harvard and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

As director of the IES-funded National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE) at CEPR from 2009 to 2015, Herlihy oversaw several studies focusing on mathematics teaching. Most recently, Herlihy was one of the principal investigators of a National Science Foundation-funded study, Developing Common Core Classrooms Through Rubric-Based Coaching. Through this project, Herlihy helped develop and evaluate the impact of the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) rubric and coaching protocol on teachers’ instructional practice and students’ achievement outcomes.

Prior to joining CEPR, Herlihy was a senior research associate and deputy director of the K–12 policy area at MDRC, a nonprofit research organization. She focused her research primarily on high schools and comprehensive school reform. She was part of MDRC’s leadership team, staffed project teams, recruited research partners and sites, developed new projects, and hired and trained junior staff.

Herlihy earned a BA in mathematics and social science from Dartmouth College and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She taught mathematics at the middle and high school levels for several years.