Cari serves as the director over UPD’s teacher preparation work that has resulted in a common data standard for teacher preparation programs. She has led UPD teams through planning and facilitation of stakeholder engagement sessions, data diagnostics and implementations of the teacher preparation solution, and development of a common dashboard solution.

She brings project management experience with a unique ability to balance big-picture thinking with execution of tasks to complete projects. She is readily able to understand organization processes and identify opportunities for business process improvement and effective software solutions. She has a background in education and experience in the private sector and Six Sigma methodologies, government and non-profit organizations, out-of-school time programs, youth employment, and teacher preparation.

Cari has extensive experience with district-wide implementations of new software solutions. She has worked with software vendors and district teams through system design, development, and implementation, including business process and system requirements definition, data integration, testing, end user training, and communications and change management planning.