This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

Alumni Council Members

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Akisha Jones

Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (University of Delaware)
Research Assistant Professor
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Andy Baxter

Public Impact
Vice President and Senior Consulting Manager
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Brandi Holten

Denver Public Schools
Lead Researcher
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Dave Moyer

Tembo, Inc.
Engagement Leader
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Joshua Marland

Education Analytics
Director of Data Strategy
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Kevin Eakes

College of Charleston
Director, Teacher Education
avatar for Korynn Schooley

Korynn Schooley

Achieve Atlanta
Vice President, College Access
avatar for Matt Linick

Matt Linick

Sr. Researcher
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Richard Bowman

Albuquerque Public Schools
Chief Information and Strategy Officer
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Thomas Reed

ESC of Central Ohio
Executive Director/Shaman
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Schoolzilla PBC


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Aaron Butler

Kentucky Department of Education
Research Analyst
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Abraham Ahn

Elizabeth Public Schools
Data Analyst
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Alyssa Reinhart

Texas Education Agency
Director of Strategy and Resources, College and Career and Military...

Anna Holt

Room to Grow
Director, Evaluation & Impact
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Anthony Setari

UMass Lowell
Visiting Assistant Professor

Anthony Sims

Bright Beginnings Inc. DC
Director of Organizational Learning
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Atnre Alleyne

Executive Director
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Bart Liguori

Legislative Research Commission
Research Division Manager
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Billy Buchanan

Fayette County Public Schools
Director, Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, & Data (GRAD)
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Bo Yan

Jefferson County Public Schools
Data Strategist

Britt Wilkenfeld

Education Analytics
Senior Data Strategist

Buddy Harris

Ohii Department of Educatiin
Innovation Specialist
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Cara Jackson

Bellwether Education Partners
Associate Partner
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Chris Woolard

Ohio Department of Education
Senior Executive Director
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Christopher Leake

Teach For America
Vice President
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Daniel Wick

Data Specialist

Danny McClain

IDEA Public Schools
Managing Director of Research and Analysis
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Darryl Hill

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Program Officer
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Dave Hersh

Proving Ground
Senior Network Advisor
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David Furlow

ACS International Schools
Data Strategist

Dena Dossett

Jefferson County Public Schools
Chief of Accountability, Research & System Improvement
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Dr. Bryan Shelly

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Coordinator, Research & Evaluation
avatar for Ellen Fugate

Ellen Fugate

Connecticut RISE Network
Applied Data Manager

Erin Dillon

Mathematica Policy Research

Gayle Burnett

The Rensselaerville Institute
Special Projects Guru
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Hannah Page

Drew Charter School
Director of Data, Research, and Analytics
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Hannah Poquette

Kentucky Department of Education
Research Analyst
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Heather Boughton

Ohio Department of Education
Director, Office of Research, Evaluation & Advanced Analytics

James Riddlesperger

Tembo, Inc.
Engagement Leader
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Jason Becker

Chief Product Officer
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Jen DeNeal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate Director for Ethics and Policy
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Jessica Mellen Enos

Director of Performance

Jessica Merville

New Jersey Department of Education
Director of Performance Management
avatar for Jing Che

Jing Che

Rochester City School District
Senior Research Analyst
avatar for Joshua Blankenbeckler

Joshua Blankenbeckler

Passaic Public Schools
Data Systems Manager

Karen Tzong

Santa Ana Unified School District
Research Analyst
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Kate Allison

Director of Research

Kate Sandel

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Senior Policy Analyst
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Kate Shirley Akers

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
Assistant Vice Chancellor
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Kevin Hoffman

Aspire Public Schools
Associate Manager of Innovative Learning

Kristen Rohanna

Director of Evaluation & Learning
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Laura Maurizi

DC State Education Agency (OSSE)
Director of Research, Analysis, and Reporting

Liz Cohen

Liz Cohen Consulting

Matt Goodlaw

New Mexico Public Education Department
Chief Information Officer
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Matt Lenard

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Graduate Student
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Michael LaMont

Atlanta Public Schools
Executive Director - Data + Information Group
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Nermin Zubaca

Delaware Department of Education
Data Analyst

Nicole Wagner

University of Michigan - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy - Education Policy Initiative
Associate Director
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Nora Gannon-Slater

Breakthrough Schools
Director, Performance and Data Analytics
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Roxana Del Campo

University of Washington- Seattle
Doctoral Candidate

Rubye Sullivan

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Senior Associate
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Ruth Grindeland

Denver Public Schools
Sr. Submissions Manager
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Ryan Wilson

Kettle Moraine School District
Director of Data and Assessment

Sabrina Yusuf

Tembo, Inc.
Engagement Leader

Scott Secamiglio

Sr. Research Analyst - Visual Analytics Lead
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Sean Berkstresser

Tulsa Public Schools
Director of Data Strategy
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Seher Ahmad

Delaware Department of Education

Shanna Ricketts

Gwinnett County Public Schools
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Shannon Stackhouse

Sr. Impact Manager
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Stephen Fedore

Tulsa Public Schools
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Steve Cartwright

Independent consultant
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Tara Chiatovich

Panorama Education
Research Scientist

Tara Tucci-Exilus

Education Analytics
Senior Data Strategist
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Thomas Tomberlin

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Director, Educator Recruitment and Support

Todd Cummings

South Bend Community Schools
Deputy Superintendent
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Tom Hay

ConsenSys Academy
Academy Director

Tony Pratt

Senior Industry Consultant
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Whitney Allgood

National School Climate Center