As a Senior Assistant Director, Tricia Farris leads national education data initiatives focused on data standards, system modernization, and interoperability. She is an accomplished team lead and program manager with over ten years of implementation experience in business process re-engineering, data governance, stakeholder engagement, requirement gathering, data analysis, and the systems development lifecycle.
Through her engagement in national data standards efforts, from developing models to implementing systems, she has worked closely with schools, state and local education agencies, universities, and teacher preparation programs. Notably, Ms. Farris also led the development of data diagnostics for North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction, New Mexico Public Education Department, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Texas Tech University.
She continues to pave the way for teams to share challenges, best practices, technology, and innovations in collaboration with non-profit partners through the leadership of national benchmarking and P-20W+ community efforts.