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Mary Galan is our Data Quality Manager. She serves as the compliance specialist by monitoring and auditing the district and all four RYSS campuses to ensure they are in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines related to student, staff and financial coding for proper funding. Ms. Galan’s focus is on the accurate entering of all data pertaining to student enrollment, attendance and staff data as it relates to student scheduling. Part of her job is to ensure all department leads have been trained and that documentation is on file for student coding in the student information management system. She is also in charge of RYSS’ student cumulative records.
Ms. Galan works closely with and trains campus personnel, department leads and principals to develop and implement policies and procedures for documentation that is submitted to the state for funding and/or required state reports. This includes students' attendance, discipline, special populations, and scheduling of courses. Other information that goes to the state include staff, budget, course completion, and testing information. All student and staff information is reported to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). She also coordinates the integration and formatting of all data required for the submission of district information four times each school year as required by TEA.
Ms. Galan has 36 years of experience in the education field; twenty one of those years have involved working with student data as it relates to school funding. Before joining RYSS, Ms. Galan worked in the Houston Independent School District. From her many years of experience, she has developed several new systems to ensure all data being reported is accurate and personnel are up to date on new policies.