Sheila Robinson

RT&C Week: Relationships and Reflective Practice by Trilby Smith & Kris Archie

Hi, we’re Kris Archie and Trilby Smith. Kris is the CEO of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, and Trilby is an independent evaluator. We met while working on an initiative called Fostering Change, and have developed a deep working relationship and friendship over the past five years. Gratitude goes to Libby Smith for …

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RT&C Week: Who you are matters in the work by Jara Dean-Coffey

I am Jara Dean-Coffey, I am a descendant of free, stolen and enslaved people. I can trace to the 1600’s on my paternal side my people working, living on and eventually owning land from the territories of the Appomattoc (Westmoreland, Va) and from the 1800’s on my maternal side, working and living on the lands …

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RT&C Week: A Week of Relationship, Trust, & Connection by Libby Smith & Deven Wisner

Hi! We are Libby Smith and Deven Wisner. On the final day of #Eval19 I (Libby) conceived this week of posts, six days of reflections on the role of relationship, trust, & connection in our field. Throughout the conference I was moved by the way these themes were emerging. I was attuned to it by …

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AZENet Week: Daily Metrics to Drive Strategic Goals by Martha Franquemont

Hi AEA colleagues! I am Martha Franquemont from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES). I oversee federal and public records reporting for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and support our program leaders and eligibility workers with performance measurement.  I am a member of the …

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AZENet Week: Insights from an Internal Evaluator by Ana Lucero

Hello, I’m Ana Lucero – I think of myself as both a researcher and a teacher.  I’m currently working as an internal evaluator at a local non-profit, Primavera Foundation, with a mission of providing pathways out of poverty through a continuum of services and programs. One of my favorite things about my current position is …

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AZENet Week: Supports for Internal Evaluators by Joanne Basta

Greetings! I am Joanne Basta, Manager of the Juvenile Unit, in the Planning, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) Division of the Superior Court in Pima County, AZ. I will share some resources that have helped me as both an external and internal evaluator but especially for my role as an internal evaluator. Past AEA 365 posts …

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AZENet Week: Filling in the Strengths Gaps by Melissa Kovacs

Greetings, fellow evaluators! My name is Melissa Kovacs, and I am a statistician and program evaluator based in Scottsdale, AZ. I am the founder of FirstEval, LLC, a statistical consulting and evaluation firm, and I am part of the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet). Most of my evaluation work supports social service provider organizations and the …

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AZENet Week: A Place of Encouragement & Support by Holly Brown

Hello there! Holly Brown, here. I’m a data-driven social worker who is currently working from home in the equally lovely and sweltering hot, Phoenix, Arizona. I have the pleasure of working with Hourglass ETS, an educational software company who strives to bring equity into the classroom through the use of data dashboards that identify opportunities …

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AZENet Week: Who are we? What’s our why? By Deven Wisner & Allison Titcomb

Hey there! Deven Wisner here, President of the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet), Managing Partner at Viable Insights, and educator at the University of Arizona. I’m excited to co-kick off this week with Allison Titcomb, honorary lifetime member of AZENet and long-time co-facilitator of the Local Area Collaborative (also supported by the wonderful Leah Neubauer and …

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Being an AEA365 Sponsored Weeks Archaeologist! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello! Sheila B. Robinson here, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. I composed the original version of post in 2013, but feel it deserves another go and an update as I’m feverishly queuing up more fabulous sponsored weeks for summer. Hot Tip: Leave no stone unturned! In other words, don’t skip entire weeks. You can learn a lot …

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