Data Analysis and Organizational Improvement

  • Focus of Support

    The Data Analysis and Organizational Improvement department supports employees in the implementation of continuous improvement practices aligned to the Strategic Plan, within a systems approach leading to organizational improvement. Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort to improve focus and alignment of processes, services, and results within the district, schools, and teacher teams based on data. The Baldrige framework is the foundation for professional learning opportunities offered throughout the district. With an emphasis on Customer Focus (Category 3) and Measurement (Category 4), training is crafted to support certified and classified employees. The DAOI oversees Strategic Planning, AdvancED, Campus/Department Improvement Planning Process, McREL Leadership, PreK-12 Administrative Professional Development, A+ School of Excellence, National Board Certification, and Federal Programs. The department develops and deploys structures and processes to support a systems approach to continuous improvement, leading to the attainment of the District's Priority Objectives.

    Deer Valley's Strategic Plan is the framework to focus and align our work through 2023. Thus, the entire Deer Valley organization will be positioned to ensure we are fulfilling the mission and adhering to the overall vision of "graduating life-long learners to successfully compete, lead, and positively impact the world".

    Throughout the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year, DVUSD gathered input from all stakeholders in support of refining our core values and strategic plan. We examined ways to refine, refocus, and recommit to our district’s priority objectives. Continuous improvement is a journey, not an event. Recognizing the importance of developing measurable goals, aligned to our Key Strategic Priorities from the DVUSD Strategic Plan, cabinet analyzed past data and trends to create district goals for each of the Key Strategic Priority Areas. As the length of the Strategic Plan is 5 years, we developed both long-range and short-range goals to guide our work. Deer Valley's District Goals.



    AdvancED is an accreditation organization that focuses on raising the quality of education through school improvement and knowledge leadership.


    • Received district-wide accreditation
    • Is committed to excellence in education
    • Is dedicated to continuous improvement and quality assurance
    • Meets international and national standards of excellence
    DVUSD is PROUD to announce that we have been awarded reaccreditation during the 2018 school year by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commissions, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. This prestigious accreditation is recognized world-wide.


  • Dr. Paula Tseunis
    Dr. Paula Tseunis
    Organizational Improvement
    Dr. Scott Smith
    Dr. Scott Smith
    Data Analysis

Department Contacts

Dr. Paula Tseunis
Director of Operational Improvement
Dr. Scott Smith
Director of Data Analysis
Mary Beth Hyland
Manager of Data Analysis
Julie Chelius
Gabrielle Minette
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Lisa Crain
Manager Federal Programs
Karen Srock
Federal Programs Clerk/Homeless Liaison
Stephenne Berger
Social Worker - Federal Programs
Erin Hatch

Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist