Meet Our Team

The EdQ Center is here to serve you. Our staff includes data coaches, analysts, and consultants who know CSU teacher preparation.

Dr. Paul Tuss Dr. Paul Tuss
(916) 278-3507

Dr. Paul Tuss is director of the EdQ Center. The center develops and manages EdQ DataView, a data warehouse and dashboard reporting system designed to support a culture of data sharing and continuous improvement for CSU educator preparation. Dr. Tuss also coordinates the center's statewide surveys of first-year CSU teaching graduates and their employment supervisors. He has held positions with the Sacramento County Office of Education, San Juan Unified School District, Westat, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a past president of the California Educational Research Association and an alumnus of the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research.


Educator Preparation Data Coach

(916) 278-4190

Dr. Ginger Simon is Educator Preparation Data Coach for EdQ. Ginger has extensive experience in K-12 school reform, specializing in educator quality and continuous improvement. In her recent experience as Director of Professional Capital for CORE Districts and Senior Associate for FourPoint Education Partners, she facilitated networks of educators in building consensus and creating systems for continuous improvement. As EdQ Data Coach, she works to help both individual CSU educator preparation programs as well as networks of CSU campus leaders to use data available through the EdQ DataView Dashboard and other sources, helping them to reach their program improvement goals. Ginger holds both master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sarah Kolbe Educator Preparation Data Scientist

(916) 584-1301

Dr. Sarah Kolbe is the Educator Preparation Data Scientist for the EdQ Center. Her current work focuses on using data infrastructure and dashboard development to support data-informed decision-making in educator preparation in the California Stat​e University system. Prior to joining the EdQ Center, she was a K-12 education consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.​​ She is an alum​ of the Strategic Data Project, an initiative of the Harvard University Center for Education​ Policy Research with a mission of transforming the use of data in education to improve student outcomes.​

Jimmy Luong
Educator Preparation Data Scientist