Anabel_nocropASBA is excited to announce a new addition to the leadership team. Please welcome Anabel Aportela who will serve as the Director of Research beginning in July. This is a new position with responsibilities that will be shared with AASBO. The Director of Research will conduct and manage research on a state and national level, develop and implement dashboards and other systems for data collection and analysis, and create regular reports that support the needs of Arizona public schools, with an emphasis on school finance, student achievement and factors that impact school/student performance.

Anabel has close to 20 years of experience in the field of education policy and data analysis at the state and local level, with an emphasis on school finance, student assessment, school accountability, charter schools, and data-driven decision-making. Her professional experience includes serving as the Director of Research & Evaluation for the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Center for Student Achievement, Director of Research for the Dysart Unified School District, and Director of Research & Policy for the Arizona Department of Education.

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Media Contact:
Heidi Vega, Arizona School Boards Association
hvega@azsba.org or (o) 602.254.1100 (c) 602.339.6215