Does your school collect data

and then let it collect dust?

I'm Chris Smith,
An International K-12 educator & data visualizer

About Chris

My mission

To empower educators and school leaders to effectively make use of the data they have by turning it into information that is easy to use and understood by all.

As a leading expert on data in the international education industry, I help schools and educators make sense of their data and turn it into information that informs effective decision-making. 

I have worked with awesome clients such as:

  • Bedford Public Schools 
  • Singapore American School
  • Yongsan International School Seoul 
  • Dallas Independent Schools
  • Ferndale School District

I have coached and trained over 300 educators through my online synchronous and self-paced courses. 

A lot of what I do is lead teams through data literacy, data visualization, and dashboard design workshops for organizations like AppsEvents and 21st Century Learning International using Google Workspace tools such as Google Sheets and Looker Studio.

Starting as an elementary classroom teacher for 17 years, I moved into an educational technology coaching role and eventually found myself helping others be more efficient with their work around data analysis and data literacy. I’ve worked hard to get a master’s in educational leadership from California State University, data science certification from Harvard Business School, and data visualization certification from Cornell University. 

When not jamming out on spreadsheet formulas and chart elements, I can be found ascending punchy climbs and bombing down drops in the jungle on my full-suspension mountain bike.

Subkit wrote an article about how I got started with Smith Visualizations. You can read more about it here.

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Derek Swanson

Director of Technology Innovation and Design Thinking, American Community School, Amman

Chris Smith is an educator that is passionate about making data into actionable information. Due in part to Chris working with our school, there has been a resurgence of interest in data-driven decision-making. Within the course of just a few weeks of working with Chris, our organization changed for the better.

Chris’ coaching was so supportive. He let us work through our learning process while guiding us and moving us forward.

Sara Dessert, MTSS Coordinator, Ferndale School District

Ferndale School District

As fellow educators, we can speak the same language. Chris knows the technical side of things but he also knows education. You don’t need to explain anything to him. You can just get on with the work.

Dawn Easton

Deputy Head of Secondary, International School of Penang

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