Meet the Team
Don Dailey - Director
Dedicated to problem solving, Don lives in Southwest Michigan. With roots as a High School Chemistry Teacher, Don has worked with education data for the past 26+ years. He has experienced all of the data related challenges that districts face, including duplication of effort, missing and broken integrations, data quality issues, and silos of information that make it difficult to use data. He works to lead the Michigan Data Hub to successfully address those challenges.
“We are saving our districts time and money over current processes as well as facilitating improved use of the information that we work so hard to gather. It’s important that we crawl before we run to ensure we get it right.”
Tom Johnson - Actionable Data Manager
An educator for life, Tom lives in Northern Michigan with his family. In his role, Tom likes to think of his job as, making data accessible, useful, and useable to improve teaching and learning across Michigan. He works on identifying and connecting critical systems to meet the emerging needs and opportunities schools, the state and national business partners seek.
“We have so much data today, my job as ADM is to figure out what data can help learners and educators and to use MiDataHub to help them get and use that data to improve learning. If we can do that, every school and every district in the State will connect to and use the Hubs to improve teaching and learning daily.”
Kevin Bullard - Data Integration Support Manager
A technology innovator of K-12 education, Kevin lives in Southwest Michigan with his family. Working in the K-12 educational sector for over 16 years he has worked with Technology and Instructional leaders across the state and nation, assisting them through challenges managing data integrations, interpretation of data, and state reporting. It truly is a pleasure to serve school districts across the state assisting them through availability functionality that will streamline and innovate current and past processes. Working with the MiDataHub team as the Integration Support Manager is a great opportunity to weave together the multiple silos of support available, create new support structures, and continually improve solutions to challenging obstacles posed to districts with how data is published seamlessly between the SIS and other instructional systems.
“As the Integration Support Manager, my focus is to continually grow the support structures within the state to help support MiDataHub adoption and growth, along with working collaboratively with the statewide Data Hub support network to model and streamline the stability of available functionality within the MiDataHub system. At the end of the day we want to provide functionality and integrations to streamline the use of critical educational systems districts use to inform instruction on a daily basis.”
Dirk Bradley - MiDataHub Operations Manager
A technology designer, Dirk lives in Southwest Michigan with his family. Focused on data integration and data warehousing, he has been working in the technology sector for the past nineteen years with the last twelve focused on educational technology and projects. Dirk’s main areas of focus on the MiDataHub project are infrastructure design and maintenance, database and code modifications and troubleshooting issues when they are raised or detected.
“Having seen many issues when attempting to integrate educational systems and working on a project that is helping to migrate these issues through data standards has been rewarding."
Windee Wagner - Data Support Specialist
A critical member of the backbone of MiDataHub, Windee lives in Southwest Michigan with her family. She has worked in education for the past 17 years. Windee leads the charge in supporting the help desk system, facilitates the on-boarding of districts to the data hubs and maintains and updates midatahub.org.
“The Data Hub Support specialists assist the districts in setting up integrations, configuring their data and are on the front lines of MiDataHub.”
Anne Crylen - Vendor Relations Manager
A systems thinker, Anne currently lives in West Michigan. Focused on education policy and practice for equitable and accessible education for all students, Anne is finishing her PhD in Educational Leadership. In her role at MiDataHub, Anne works to create collaborative partnerships to enhance the products and services offered through MiDataHub for the most benefit to our educators and students across Michigan.
“As educators we are facing the call for Big Data to drive our decision-making. MiDataHub is helping shape this environment and practice and serves as a model for our nation!”
Tim Davis - MISchoolData Redesign Coordinator
A change leader and educator for the past 25 years, Tim lives in Northern Michigan with his family. Shepherding the MiSchoolData Portal's Redesign, Tim is working hard to align the web portal's new look and feel with the SLDS (State of Michigan Longitudinal Data System) that feeds the site, and the Data Hubs, that can provide other data to the site from other Michigan data warehouses.
“The Portal redesign will allow K-12 educators, Early Childhood, Special Education Staff, Intermediate School District staff, Parents and Legislators, the tools they need to gather educational information for data knowledge and decision making.”