State Education Fellow
Director of the Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division, California Department of Education
Cindy Kazanis serves as the Director of the Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division at the California Department of Education where she oversees the implementation of the California School Dashboard, DataQuest, and directs the process for sharing education data with researchers. During her nearly two decade tenure at the Department, Cindy has held various leadership positions and led the implementation of the student-level data system, transitioned the compliance monitoring process to a web based system, and ensured California’s public schools had the necessary technology and bandwidth for computer-based testing. Cindy holds a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the George Washington University.