Let me help you make sense of your data

Transforming data into information in an educational context


You’re a busy school leader and you’ve got so many reports, assessments, and student data that need to be whipped into shape and put into one place.

Do you ever just need a simple, yet effective system that works for your teachers?

But when faced with multiple data sources with different formats (what do you mean I can’t put these spreadsheets together?) and multiple platforms to navigate and align, the one-stop-shop for teachers and administrators to all information about students and classes is a tall order.

You dream of your teachers knowing exactly where to go to find all of the information about each of their students so they have thoughtful and efficient conversations in their PLC and staff meetings. But right now, they are on their own to figure out how all the different assessments work together.

I get it.

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Many teachers dread hearing the word “data” and immediately shut down. That’s where Smith Visualizations does things differently. I can help you transform your data into a format that not only will teachers understand, but they will be asking for more.


At Smith Visualizations we know that many administrators and school leaders are facing challenges with collecting and making sense of their data – which leads to feeling their lack of effectiveness and holds them back from becoming confident and truly knowledgeable about their school and their students.


We understand your struggle because we have also been there- racking our brains cross-referencing district assessments and piecemeal spreadsheets with letter/sound recognition scores trying to figure out why Sophia has trouble pronouncing words ending in silent e.


We believe schools should be able to effectively use their own data in a way that provides insights and information that doesn’t require another meeting to plan. We leverage our 25+ years of educational experience to provide coaching, training, and consultation to help you and your school make sense of your data.

This is how I can help

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Data Visualization

Do you have too much data and don't know what to do with it? Do your teachers struggle to understand all of the student data they collect? This is where I can help.

You don't have the time to figure this out, but you need it done. Now. Let's have a talk and then let me build out a report for you.

Take a look at some of my projects.


Do you need help with a grade level or divisional data? I can help your staff and students understand how to use data and turn it into information.

Need me for an hour?
Need me for a day or weekend?

6-8 week plans and year long plans are also part of what I do to help.

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Do you have specific questions or a specific situation? Do you prefer bespoke guidance?

I work with individuals, groups and entire school districts. I don't do cookie-cutter programs. I will meet you where you are and build out a customized program for you.

Find out more about me first.

Data Coaching

Do you need support with creating a culture of data or having conversations about data?

I am passionate about working with educators to help them use data to inform instruction.

My goal is to empower you to be able to do this work on your own. I want to give you the tools to succeed.

Workshops & Courses

I offer learning opportunities and courses throughout the year around Data Visualization and Data Literacy. A lot of the work I do involves Looker Studio (formerly known as Google Data Studio.) If you want me to come and present at a conference or come to your school, please reach out and contact me.  I’d love to hear more about it.

What other educators say

Great teams I work with

From individuals to massive school districts to companies.  I have worked with a variety of organizations all around the world.  Whether you know exactly what you want or you are still figuring it out, I can help. Here are just a few of the schools and organizations I’ve supported around Data Visualization.

Helpful Tips

Data Visualization, Data Literacy, Data Culture. 

I write about different ways data is used in schools.  Here you will find walkthroughs and great examples of real dashboards being used right now.

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