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Virtual K-12 Tableau User Group

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Join us on Thursday, March 8 for the Virtual K-12 Tableau User Group.


  • Welcome & Introduction by Kim Martorano, Data Analyst at Des Moines Public Schools
  • Atlanta Public Schools: Applying Tableau to Turnaround Strategy by Thomas Price, Regional Data Strategist, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is an urban district with more than 51,000 students, of which 76 percent are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The district recently implemented a 30 million dollar turnaround strategy and began administering benchmark exams to measure student proficiency throughout the academic year. APS’s Research & Evaluation team used Tableau to summarize data from school improvement strategies. These dashboards allow Turnaround Strategy partners and school staff to better support student achievement by using analytics to make data-driven decisions.

  • Visualizing Student Success at the Boulder Valley School District by Clare Sims, Senior Data Visualization Designer, Boulder Valley School District
  • Boulder Valley School District provides an innovative approach to education and strives to graduate successful, curious, lifelong learners. In this talk, see how Tableau is connecting traditionally isolated datasets to create and deliver timely, personalized, and visually engaging dashboards to educators. Learn how well-developed dashboard are changing the way educators discuss and use data. The BVSD approach includes: a collaborative design process; connecting Tableau to a data warehouse; developing dashboards that empower users to explore and take action; building a hybrid security model that delivers the data that each user needs and has permission to see.

  • Live Q&A

Meet the speakers:

Mary Hartigan Mary Hartigan is the director of the Research + Evaluation team for Atlanta Public Schools where she oversees a team of data strategists who work to make data accessible and digestible for all APS stakeholders. Mary started at APS as a data strategist supporting the district’s high schools. Prior to her work in APS, Mary was the Manager of Data Initiatives at District of Columbia Public Schools where she oversaw their school scorecards and School Performance Data Initiative dashboard (KPIs). She was also an Ed Pioneer Fellow in DC. She holds a masters of public administration from the University of Georgia and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Clare Sims Clare has been with the Boulder Valley School district for 4 years, first as a data analyst and now as Senior Data Visualization Designer. Using her passion for data analysis and design, Clare works with data owners, end users, and the district’s data warehouse designer to create functional and beautiful data visualizations for educators. Clare also leads a 15-member Tableau work group, helping district staff learn Tableau skills to visualize data in areas of the organization ranging from HR to family partnerships. Previously, Clare earned her Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science and conducted postdoctoral research on language development.

For questions about this event, please reach out to Kim Martorano.