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you. Our staff includes data coaches, analysts, and consultants who know CSU teacher preparation.
Tuss Director (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.
Preparation Improvement Coach
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
Educator Preparation Data Scientist
Jimmy Luong is a Data Scientist for EdQ who was recruited
through Harvard's Strategic Data Project fellowship. At EdQ,
Jimmy leads the team's Teacher Prep Data Model implementation project. Prior to the fellowship, Jimmy was an Action Works Data Analyst at Patagonia.
His work consisted of supporting grant-making efforts, improving the Action Works data infrastructure,
and representing the Action Works team in a new customer relationship management system overhaul. At the
Scottish Funding Council Jimmy worked as a Policy and Data Analyst where he analyzed higher education data.
His interest in education stems from a desire to improve our education systems so that next generations can
thrive. Jimmy earned a master's of science in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a bachelor's of
science in Environmental Engineering from UC San Diego.
Preparation Support Analyst
Kemi Suleiman is the Educator Preparation Analyst for EdQ. She assists the
department with survey coordination and administration; data management, analysis, and reporting; and
administrative support. Kemi has a great passion for education with experience in PK-12 and higher education. At CSU, Dominguez Hills, Kemi coordinated
the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) that sets national standards for interstate offering of
postsecondary distance education courses and programs. In her previous role as Management Information &
School Data Manager at GEMS Education, Dubai, she led the planning, development, design, organization, and
monitoring of the Management Information System (MIS). Kemi holds M.Ed from CSU, Dominguez Hills and an MBA
from University of Wolverhampton, UK.