Department of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Staff
District Headquarters - 360 Colborne Street, 3rd Floor Fax #: 651-233-5169 Staff Contact Information Typical Responsibilities ADMINISTRATION Stacey Gray Akyea Title: Director Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-767-8361 Reporting to public, Board of Education, district and school staff; ESSA; Optimizing REA capacity. Kara Arzamendia Title: Assistant Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-744-1708 Implementation and reporting of accountability framework supporting the Strong Schools, Strong Communities strategic plan, including VisionCards, and data for school continuous improvement plans (SCIPs); information management; data agreements. Maria Wollensak Title: Management Assistant II Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-744-1814 Communication and scheduling; Coordination of research proposals; preparation of correspondence; assistance in test administration and reporting. ASSESSMENT John Lindner Title: Assessment Specialist Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-767-8296 Interpretation, analysis, reporting, and data use support of assessments; gifted services analyses; ESSA reporting. Robin Lane Title: District-wide Testing Coordinator Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-767-8257 Coordination of MCAs, ACCESS for ELLs, and CogAT7; ViewPoint and MDE Secured Reports training; project manager. Michael Wirtz Title: District-wide Testing Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-632-3776 Cell: 651-261-0045 Coordination of MCA/MTAS, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 ACT, ACCUPLACER and Graduation Assessment Requirements. EVALUATION Mao Jacobson Title: Program Evaluator Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-767-8142 Evaluation of SPPS programs centering on the implementation of programs, curricula and instructional practices and the professional development provided to support these practices. Holly Miller Title: Program Evaluator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-767-3476 Pang Nhia Yang Title: Program Evaluator Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-744-5780 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Kelsey Curran Title: Research Analyst I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-767-8115 Manage Data Center and REA website; military recruiter requests; data cleaning; data visualization for reporting and presentations; data requests including assessment, demographics, attendance and course data. Mark Gruen Title: Research Analyst III Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-744-4646 Data analysis and reporting for Office of Specialized Services. Cindy Porter Title: Research Analyst III Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-767-8371 Analysis and mapping of student demographic and enrollment data; internal/external data requests relating to demographics and enrollment, including discipline, graduation rate, mobility, and attendance data. Neelam Sethi Title: Student Information System Support Analyst Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-767-8226 Creating database reporting solutions; managing data systems and interfacing with data architects to prepare data for migration, and assisting in the migration of data. Phi Vu Title: Research Analyst II Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-767-8192 Data analysis and reporting for Office of Multilinqual Learners; ACCESS Assessment contact. Sally Williams Title: Research Analyst III Email: email@example.com Phone: 651-744-7413 Analysis of student assessment data; internal/external data requests that intersect assessment, demographics and enrollment, including discipline, graduation rate, mobility, course and attendance data.
Inform Toward Improvement
We will support the District's Mission—"To provide a premier education for all with long-range goals for high achievement, meaningful connections, and a respectful environment"—through our expertise in:
- Research & Evaluation
- Data & Collection
- Training & Guidance