I’m Gloria White, and I work as the Data and Accountability Coordinator for Da Vinci Schools and Wiseburn Unified School District, both of which are located in Hawthorne CA (in Los Angeles). I personally work from Sacramento, and fly down about once a month to work with our school sites and district offices in person. We’re a little unique as Wiseburn is a traditional school district and Da Vinci Schools are project based charter schools, and the relationship between the two is very collaborative and student centered.
My educational background is in teaching, counseling, and school site administration… though regardless of the role, I’ve always had a passion and penchant for data and using information to drive practice, change, and improvement. Personally, I’m especially interested in non-traditional and socio-emotional data and am hoping that Schoolzilla and Tableau will help us connect academics to the other factors in kids lives that we know are important, but that are tougher to track.
Big picture, we are hoping that Schoolzilla will help us tie data between Wiseburn and Da VInci, and beyond into college, so that we know who are kids are, where they are, and how to best keep them on track for their college and career goals as early as kindergarten. We’re excited to be on board!