Dr. Sarah Enterline Roch joins Mission & Data as Institutional Research Consultant

Ari Betof
3 min readAug 4, 2022

Mission & Data is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Enterline Roch will be joining our firm part-time as an Institutional Research Consultant, adding to the strength of our industry-leading data team.

“Sarah is a national thought leader in independent school institutional research. Her deep experience in both K-12 and higher education contexts will enrich our team and expand our capacity to deliver mission-driven, data-informed solutions to our clients. Ari Betof and I are thrilled she has partnered with Mission & Data and look forward to the impact she will make on independent schools and nonprofit organizations,” said Mission & Data co-founder Kelsey Vrooman.

Sarah Enterline RochSarah Enterline Roch joins Mission & Data
Sarah Enterline Roch, PhD will be joining Mission & Data part-time as an Institutional Research Consultant, adding to the strength of the firm’s industry-leading data team.

Sarah will be joining Mission & Data part-time, as she serves as the Director of Institutional Research for St. Mark’s School (Southboro, Massachusetts), which is also a Mission & Data client school. In addition to her St. Mark’s and Mission & Data duties, Sarah also serves as the President of the New England Educational Research Organization.

Sarah received her PhD from Boston College in Educational Research, Evaluation, and Measurement, with a dissertation on Socio-cultural diversity in elementary classrooms: Understanding the relationship between structural and curricular diversity and motivation. She also founded the Office of Assessment and Accreditation at BC’s School of Education. A true professional in institutional research, Sarah has led research teams and departments across the United States. She has delivered services to a variety of states, higher education institutions, and both public and private K-12 schools and districts. Through her stellar consulting, she has empowered education leaders to think and act strategically, implement new models and programs, make data-informed decisions, recruit and market to prospective families, and engage communities.

Sarah brings Mission & Data hands-on expertise in the measurement of what the firm describes as “squishy metrics,” such as assessing the impact of social justice initiatives on classroom learning. Her methods of program assessment, survey design, and evaluation have been adopted and cited across the United States and beyond. Her skill in this area will help Mission & Data’s work designing accountability plans as well as measuring a school’s progress toward achieving strategic planning initiatives and implementing accreditation recommendations.

“I met Sarah through the work of the Center for Institutional Research in Independent Schools (CIRIS) and was lucky to work with her during the 2021 CIRIS Summer Fellows Lab. She has such a deep well of knowledge about independent schools and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Sarah will be a great asset for our clients and an exciting colleague,” said Mission & Data’s Senior Institutional Research Strategist Eric Heilman.

Sarah’s contributions to Mission & Data will include delivering analytical services, data dashboarding, and survey work, and she can be reached at senterline@missionanddata.com.

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Mission & Data is a firm dedicated to the effectiveness, health, and vitality of educational institutions and other organizations that make the world a better place. We are committed to enhancing mission-driven, data-informed leadership and governance by:

  • Consulting to improve organizational effectiveness and facilitate organizational transformation.
  • Developing custom data products, visualizations, and dashboards to highlight progress, identify trends, and leverage actionable insights.
  • Auditing current practices and analyzing organizational data to recommend process efficiencies and strategic improvements.
  • Coaching leaders and boards of trustees to enact institutional vision and build a culture of inquiry-based decision making practices.

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Ari Betof

Co-Founder and Partner at Mission & Data; Husband; Father; Son