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Welcome to the interactive web schedule for the 2019 Vermont Fest Conference! Click on the "Helpful Info" section below for tips on navigating this site, and building your own agenda. (as of November 15, 2019)


PLEASE NOTE: Some sessions have a limited capacity. Seating for all sessions is first-come, first-serve. Advance RSVP is not an option; adding an item to your agenda in Sched does not guarantee you a seat. Look for LIMITED CAPACITY in the session title to see which sessions are going to close their doors after capacity is hit and read the session description to see how many people they will accept. 
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Wendy Geller

Vermont Agency of Education
Division Director, Data Management & Analysis Division
Montpelier, Vermont
As the first Director of the newly formed Data Management & Analysis Division, Wendy Geller serves alongside her Work Family of Data Scientists as a centralized resource to the Agency of Education. Her crew collects, stewards, and leverages the institution's critical data assets to create and share data products that enable empirically-based practice and policy decision-making. She and her Division lead, partner with external bodies, and execute on the analytic activities of the institution as well as plan, develop, and manage the data governance program and the business side of the DataOps continuum.

Wendy's Ph.D. (2011) is in sociology from the National University of Ireland Maynooth (www.nuim.ie) where she was a doctoral fellow at that National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (www.nuim.ie/nirsa). Her dissertation findings highlighted shifting demographics in education arenas and labor markets internationally, specific education orientations occurring across cultures, and presented thoughts on the social and spatial forces surrounding rural community viability.

A native Vermonter, she graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2005 (BA, Sociology), and is a product of Harwood Union High School (class of 2001). Since leaving academia, she has focused on data architecture, data visualization, and DataOps generally. She is dedicated to creating the cultural, infrastructural, and operational conditions needed to care for and use data sustainably so as to provide value-added analyses in the public sector. She serves at AOE because she believes in harnessing science in service to the public good.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 15

2:45pm EST