Laurie SmithInstitutional Research Manager
Laurie Smith began working at Frost Center in July 2014. Her primary responsibilities at Hope include analysis and reporting college data for internal and external stakeholders. This includes creating self-service data tools to assist faculty and staff in planning, assessment and decision-making. In addition, Laurie is responsible for reporting functions to meet federal, state and governing agencies accountability requirements.
From 2001–2013, Laurie worked as an educational data consultant for the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, in Holland, Michigan, where she facilitated conversations around state and local testing and accountability issues to 13 K–12 districts. She became one of 10 regional level experts for a Michigan Department of Education program on formative assessment, called FAME (Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators), and delivered professional development training to district lead teachers and administrators. Laurie also served as the instructional lead and liaison to administrators, principals, teachers and instructional staff for the ISD’s data warehouse.
- M.M., management, Aquinas College, 2002
- B.S., business, Davenport University, 1997
- Banner Users Group of Michigan (BUGMI), June 2018
- Learning Forward, Anaheim, California, December 2011
- Council of Chief State School Officers, Detroit, Michigan, July 2010
Outside the College
Laurie enjoys gardening, hiking and boating in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter months you will find her hibernating with a good book or working on a home improvement project.