Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is pleased to announce today that Wendy Davy has been named the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) new Chief Accountability Officer.
“I am excited to work with Wendy on the continuing support of our state’s Accountability system,” Superintendent Douglas said. “The top priority of Arizona’s Accountability system is to evaluate and inform the academic performance of public schools, which Wendy has excellent insight into from her prior experience in research, evaluation and analysis. She will be instrumental in leading the Accountability and Data Research Teams, as well as an invaluable asset in fostering ongoing collaboration with education leaders and stakeholders from around our great state.”
With 19 years of valuable experience in K-12 education, Davy has spent the last 16 years with the Peoria Unified School District, most recently in the role of Director of Research, Assessment and Planning. Due to her voluntary commitment to the Accountability Advisory Group over the past several years, Davy has developed extensive experience in modeling data with technical business rules.
Davy will replace the position previously held by Dr. Jennifer Fletcher, who will remain at the Department until August. Until that time, Dr. Fletcher and Davy will work together to ensure that a seamless transition occurs for Arizona schools.
Before working in education, Davy held positions in the corporate world, providing sales and consulting to Fortune 500 companies. Married to her husband, Leonard, they have three children: Kent (27), Amanda (25) and Emily (23), as well as Katie, their daughter-in-law. She was raised on a small farm in Colorado before moving to Arizona for the sunshine, is the proud owner of a 13-year-old Miniature Schnauzer named Sam and enjoys hiking and camping in her free time.