Eric Larsen has 18 years of professional experience spanning public schools, college, and regional/state level positions. After teaching agriscience for 11 years, he began a three year tenure with Cornell University in their Department of Education. As a professional development specialist and director of Agricultural Education Outreach for the state of New York, Eric worked closely with teachers and administrators in rural, suburban and urban settings. Eric continued his work in educational leadership, serving as an education consultant for Career Pathways at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. At the DPI, Eric was also tapped to help lead the efforts around Disciplinary Literacy in the Common Core Standards. Eric has served both CESA 8 and CESA 6 as a coordinator for Learning and Assessment. He now serves as the District Assessment Coordinator and Data Specialist for a consortium of school districts including Menasha, New London and Winneconne. Eric has a passion for data and has been at the leading edge of the state’s work on the waiver from No Child Left Behind. Eric has served as a DPI trained Accountability Coach. In this role, he helped schools learn more about their school report card and the data systems that are required for interpretation. Eric also served on the state’s WISExplore advisory committee, whose charge is to design year-long professional development around the state’s new online data systems, WISEdash, Public WISEdash, MDAT, and SAFE. Eric has extensive experience leading schools through data digs, data inquiry sessions and data retreats. Eric is also focused on helping administrators understand and utilize both local and state data tools.