Dana Center Role
Lindsay analyzes current trends in mathematics education and develops resources for policymakers and education leaders that leverage the trends in a way that expands equity and access to a high-quality education for all students. She leads policy and strategy work to support state and regional efforts to align K–12 and higher education mathematics.
Lindsay advises senior leaders regarding the direction of the Center’s policy work to support organization-wide strategic goals to maximize impact in the field. With this goal in mind, she manages internal communications to align the K–12 and higher education teams’ strategy and implementation. Additionally, she researches and writes policy briefs to communicate researched-based recommendations to external leaders and partners.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Lindsay taught social studies for seven years in high schools and middle schools in New York City through Teach For America and in Austin to majority low-income student populations. During her four years of teaching 9th grade at Akins High School in Austin, she also served as an academy coordinator, leading student intervention and career pathway work for the 450 students in her academy. At the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin, Lindsay researched the middle-school-to-high-school transition and worked with Educate Texas, Texas State Representative Donna Howard, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Breakthrough Austin.
M.P.Aff., Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Political Science, Middlebury College
Fitzpatrick, L. P., & Sovde, D. (2017). The case for mathematics pathways from the launch years in high school through postsecondary education. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Fitzpatrick, L. P., & Sovde, D. (2018). Defining content in a transition to college mathematics transition to college mathematics course at the state or regional level. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.