An Exciting New Addition to ASR!
ASR is extremely proud to announce a new addition to the team. Martine Watkins is joining ASR as our Action Research Coordinator. Many of our partners have asked for help in translating data into action and Martine is just a part of ASR's commitment to helping our partners reach that goal. Martine is joining ASR to help us meet the needs of our partners by assisting them with moving the data to action.
Martine comes to us from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education where she has worked for over 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently as a Senior Community Organizer for the Student Support Services Department. Martine directly oversaw several of the department’s programs, acted as the SCCOE Educational Services community liaison through her participation and leadership of multiple collaborative partnerships, and supported the Manager of Student Support Services with community outreach efforts, project and staff management, meeting facilitation, department planning and oversight, grant writing, trainings, amongst other departmental needs.
In January 2014, Martine joined Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) as the Regional Director of the Linked Learning pilot initiative. She was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the initiative countywide. Martine worked with prominent education entities throughout the county, along with community and workforce development partners, to begin building school site career pathways in Santa Cruz County schools. Martine’s experience has allowed her to work with partners to create opportunities for data to be interpreted and used to inform school and community interventions.
Martine received her B.A. in Legal Students at UCSC, and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Panetta Institute of Public Policy. Martine's education and experience has equipped her with the skills to creatively approach and deal with problems, to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, and bring out the voices of the collective to maximize further change and benefits.