Heather Sherwood, a research associate, works on a variety of large-scale, national research, evaluation, and development projects. Her current work primarily focuses on investigating the integration of computational thinking within elementary curricula, and she also works on developing resources for early childhood educators. Prior to her career in education research, Sherwood was an elementary-grade teacher and taught computer science classes for after-school programs.

Sherwood earned a Master of Arts in Digital Media Design for Learning at New York University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Communications from Monmouth University.