Ross Santy comes to the Department after serving four years as the co-founder and head of information and operations at Just for the Kids - California, a non-profit organization that maintains and hosts a set of online reports and tools to help school leaders make sense of educational performance data. While at Just for the KidsCalifornia, Santy designed and built the largest data repository of longitudinally linked student level academic performance information in the state.
Santy has also served as Director, Resources and Development Office at the Los Angeles County Office of Education; Director, Instructional Technology at the Browning School in New York and as a high school history teacher in New Jersey.
Santy earned a Master's in Educational Technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology from Princeton University. He is also proficient in computer systems networking and data storage.