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Board Members

Donna Snodgrass, Ph.D., President

Donna Snodgrass, Ph.D. has enjoyed an extensive career in education. She has a deep understanding of student assessment through her work with both suburban and urban school districts. For more than a decade, she supervised testing, research, and student databases for the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District before becoming the Executive Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Cleveland Metropolitan School District. There, she managed both large-scale and classroom assessment as well as a web-based standards item bank. Donna has taught courses in educational research, instructional design, and child development for both the Cleveland State University and John Carroll University. She recently retired from the Greater Cleveland Educational Center at Cleveland State University where for six years she ran a highly successful program in formative instructional practices. She currently consults with school districts on assessment and student achievement.

Donna received her Ph.D. in Special Education and Measurement and Evaluation from Kent State University. She is a past president of the national association of Directors of Research and Evaluation (DRE) and she received the Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Educator Award in 2001 in recognition of her significant contributions to the promotion of public education through research, service, and leadership.

Scott Goggin, M.Ed.

Scott Goggin is the superintendent of the Midview Local School District, located in Grafton, Ohio. Scott has been a member of the Midview Local Schools since 2002. In addition to his current position, his roles for the district have included interim superintendent, director of education, middle school principal and assistant principal.

Before joining Midview, Scott was a special education teacher for the Lakewood City Schools. Working at both Midview and Lakewood has given him the opportunity to work with diverse demographics and learners.

Scott is a doctoral student at Ashland University, pursuing a degree in educational leadership. He has a Master's degree from Ashland University in educational administration and a Master's degree from Kent State University in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Jim Lloyd, Ph.D.

Jim Lloyd began his tenure as superintendent of Olmsted Falls School District in August 2013. Ironically, Jim actually began his career in education in Olmsted Falls School District, serving as a school psychologist from 1995 to 1998.

Prior to taking the helm as superintendent, Jim served as Olmsted Falls School District’s assistant superintendent for six years. He was previously director of pupil services for neighboring Westlake City School District for nine years.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from the University of Akron, and a doctorate from Ashland University in Educational Leadership. He wrote his dissertation on the Professional Development Implications of Value-Added Assessment. Jim has served as an adjunct professor for Ashland University and Bowling Green State University and has his Administrative and Superintendent Certificates from Cleveland State and Ashland, respectively.

Julie Snipes-Rea, M.B.A.

Julie Snipes-Rea is the Director of Assessment for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). In her position at CMSD, she works to shape district testing policy and build the capacity and resources to use assessment data to guide decision-making in the district. Julie is also a Harvard Strategic Data Project Agency Fellow for CMSD. In this role, she works to transform the use of data to improve student achievement throughout CMSD.

Julie began working with CMSD in 2000, providing data analysis and interpretation expertise. Having worked for ten years in operations and business analysis for two Fortune 500 corporations, Julie followed her passion into education where she is committed to helping educators provide a quality education for all children.

Julie holds an M.B.A. from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brown University.

Dale Whittington, Ph.D.

Dale Whittington, Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Evaluation in the Shaker Heights (Ohio) City School District, a position she has held for 13 years.

Previously, Dale was Associate Professor and Coordinator of Teacher Education at John Carroll University, where she taught courses in research, statistics, and educational psychology. Her prior experience includes being an examiner and program administrator at ETS, assistant director of research at Bellefaire-Jewish Children’s Bureau, and faculty member at The University of Akron and Cleveland State University.

Dale holds a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in measurement, evaluation & statistics from Columbia University. She holds teaching licenses in social studies, psychology and administration: research. She is active in several professional associations including American Educational Research Association, National Council on Measurement in Education, National Association of Test Directors, Directors of Research in Education and the Ohio Test Directors’ Alliance.