Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database

With support from Helios Education Foundation, the School District of Osceola County (SDOC), Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Valencia College (Valencia), and the University of Central Florida (UCF) along with Accenture and WestEd are engaged in a Collaborative Design Phase to grow organizational capacity and develop hypotheses on student readiness.

Vision

To create a model of collaborative data sharing among Central Florida pre-kindergarten through university public educational institutions to identify factors that inform decisions and interventions to increase success, outcomes, and opportunities for all students.

Goal

To build the tools and processes necessary to provide a silo-free examination of student performance from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary, and begin identification of insights that can be used to provide interventions that will increase student success.

Objectives

  • Develop a database with front-end analytic capability that will compile historical and ongoing data from all partners;
  • Develop the methodology for the partners to conduct analysis and identify insights about student success via data analysis and reporting tools.

Meet the Staff

Diana Pienaar

Diana Pienaar

Director

dpienaar@valenciacollege.edu

Diana has always had a tendency to follow the road less traveled and focuses on areas where she is best able to make a difference.  It is for that reason, she is extremely excited to be the Director of CFEED, a collaborative project focused on determining student success factors based upon data analytics derived from shared data from institutional partners - Valencia College, University of Central Florida, The School District of Osceola County and Orange County Public Schools. 

Prior to joining Valencia, Diana spent over 28 years in various roles within the Information Technology field.  She worked within Research and Development roles in companies focused on Financial Services and Banking, E-Commerce, Logistics as well as Consulting Services at such companies as Gartner, Fiserv, Chep and Convergys prior to moving into Academia.  Her focus within these private industries was Project Management, Quality Assurance and Management.

Recently, she was the Sr. Director of Enterprise Project Management at Orange County Public Schools where she focused upon on-time and under budget implementation of Enterprise level software and tools benefiting the K-12 students within Orange County. 

Diana attended the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts before obtaining a Juris Doctor in Law from Barry University.  She also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Orlando as well as a Master of Laws in International Taxation and Financial Services from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Diana is extremely happy to be part of the Valencia family where she can make a positive difference in students’ lives. 

 
Renee White

Renee White

Research Analyst, Midtown Consulting Group

 

Renee M. White is a Senior Consultant for Midtown Consulting Group.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Renee joined the CFEED project in 2017 as a Database Analyst for the School District of Osceola County (SDOC). Fast forward to present time, Renee is now the Database Engineer for the CFEED Project and serves as a shared data resource for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), the School District of Osceola County (SDOC), Valencia College and the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Prior to her joining Midtown Consulting Group and the CFEED Project, Renee served as a technical Business Analyst for companies in multiple industries in the private sector, such as IT services, communications, supply chain and finance. She gained expertise in on premise and cloud based solutions, leveraging data to provide key insights that helped companies track and forecast budget spends.

Renee graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelors in Finance, where she attended on a full ride Track and Field scholarship. She currently holds two school records in the Triple Jump and Long Jump. She gained a second degree in Information Technology, which she attained from Florida International University.

Renee has recently relocated to Georgia, where she can experience the beautiful foliage, without being in a frozen tundra during the winter months. Her hobbies include fitness, doing short skits, helping her friends with financial literacy, building computers from the motherboard up and dancing! Renee is excited to be a part of a project that will ultimately change the lives of children now and in the future!

 

 

 
Angela Charles

Angela Charles

Admin Assistant

acharles26@valenciacollege.edu