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. 

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Mary Batiwalla

TN Department of Education
Assistant Commissioner
Mary Batiwalla is the Assistant Commissioner of Assessment and Accountability at the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). In her current role she oversees assessment development and logistics, accountability, reporting, and data governance. She works to continuously improve and innovate these areas to optimize assessment and accountability as strategic policy levers.

Previously, she worked as the Executive Director of Accountability at the TDOE. She is a former high school Spanish teacher and has taught in schools in Arkansas and Georgia. Before joining the TDOE, Mary assisted in education research on various projects at Vanderbilt. She completed a Master degree in Public Policy at Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University. She is a proud graduate of Tennessee public schools.