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The Grill: Emmile Brack helps deliver analytics to educators

Mary K. Pratt | March 27, 2013
Emmile Brack leads the IT department at Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit organization that manages 34 public charter schools throughout California. The system serves 12,000 mostly low-income students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and its goal is to get all graduating seniors accepted into four-year colleges. Brack is Aspire's vice president of technology. She says her department's task is to make sure Aspire's 1,500 employees and its students have the technology needed to transform the students' educational experiences. Brack says one way her team is meeting this goal is by deploying analytics tools. Here she talks about the lessons she has learned from that project.

What would you do again when taking on a new role? [Recognizing that] it's all about the team. All the successes we experience will be as a team. Knowing who I have on the team, knowing their perspectives, their work, what makes them excited about coming to work, I'd do that again. It helps build trust and gives insight into what our issues are.



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