Greenwich, Conn. -- Library media specialist Jennifer Lau, of Greenwich's Central Middle School, has been appointed the Greenwich Public Schools' research manager.
As a Greenwich Public Schools staff member since 2000, Lau "impressed the review committees with her blend of educational expertise, GPS experience, and research/analytical abilities" Superintendent Dr. McKersie said in an internal memo to staff.
"Jen has an extraordinary blend of analytical, instructional and communication skills, which make her a great fit for this role," CIO Phil Dunn remarked.
The research manager recommends the collection of specific data to aid in decision-making processes, provides policy analyses based upon statistical models and assists in the development of statistical reporting. In the new position, Lau will report Dunn.
While she is expected to assume the role before the current school year ends, she and the administration are working out the best transition date and process that best serves Central Middle School students.
After eight years in private sector project management and marketing for Fortune 100 companies, Lau began her career as an educator with the Greenwich Public Schools in 2000. As a media specialist, she is fluent in instructional technology across multiple platforms. She has led a multi-year, grant-funded pilot to ensure internet service necessary for schoolwork for students who did not have access at home due to financial disadvantages.
Lau has a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Denver, a master's of business administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, and a master's of library science from Southern Connecticut State University.
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