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Amy Getz Named Dana Center Interim Director of K–12 Team

October 18, 2020|By Dana Center Communications

Amy Getz will soon be taking the helm of the Dana Center’s K–12 team. Effective November 1, 2020, Getz will become the interim director of K–12 strategy, policy, and services upon the departure of Doug Sovde, who served in the director role for three years.

During her nine years at the Dana Center, Getz has served in numerous leadership roles, most recently as the manager of systems implementation for the higher education team. She is one of the architects of the Center’s work to mobilize a national effort to modernize entry-level college mathematics through Dana Center Mathematics Pathways.

Amy Getz attends the Launch Years Consensus Panel convening in February, 2020. Photo by Phil Swann.
Amy Getz at the Launch Years Consensus Panel convening in February, 2020. Photo by Phil Swann.

For the past two years, Getz has also helped lead the Center’s K–12 and higher education transition initiative, Launch Years, which was overseen by Sovde. She will continue to spearhead the Launch Years work.

“Amy brings decades of experience across high school and postsecondary mathematics education, which has helped guide her deep work advancing mathematics pathways and Launch Years,” said Martha Ellis, interim managing director of the Dana Center. “She understands how to work across teams and systems to effectively influence change.”

Prior to joining the Dana Center, Getz was the founding director of the Freshman Mathematics Program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She has led curriculum redesigns and initiatives to deliver professional learning for instructors from across K–12 and two- and four-year higher education institutions.

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