Texas Education Agency
Develop, plan, and direct projects and daily activities of a research team that manages and analyzes standardized test results data and produces technical reports discussing analytic summarizations. Some accomplishments and responsibilities:
Lead a group of researchers responsible for obtaining, managing, analyzing, and reporting annual results of college preparation and readiness examinations for all students in Texas public schools.
- Reorganized project workflows to reduce the amount of time required to generate annually produced technical reports by several months while increasing the amount of material covered in the reports.
Improved data management and analysis efficiency of legacy SAS programs used to manage and analyze SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate examination results data by more than 60%.
Improved accuracy of data management processes and directed the development a project documentation system.
Adding projects such as management of EXPLORE, PLAN, ReadiStep, and PSAT results data and development and analysis of a post-conference survey for the Texas Assessment Conference, more than doubled the Testing and Measurement Unit’s levels of responsibility and productivity without increasing staff levels.
Created a positive, team-oriented environment wherein members are able to collaboratively develop their individual talents while ensuring success for the whole team.
Participated on an agency-wide committee to improve the TEA’s process for meeting public information requests.
- Coordinate and validate development of ad hoc reports.
- Hire and train new staff.
While working with the Texas Education Agency, I wrote policy to establish a Worksite Wellness Program, obtained senior staff approval, and led a group of volunteers to successfully implement the initiative. In 2010, the program was selected by the Statewide Wellness Coordinator as the model for all state agencies.
Manager II, February, 2005 - February, 2006
Research Specialist, June, 2004 - February, 2005