Dr. Erica Kolat serves as Superintendent of Schools for McGuffey School District in Claysville, PA. Wanting to create an improvement process that empowered all educators to enact change based on multiple sources of data, her Data Wise Journey began in 2017 with a small team of district administrators.Since then, each building and the district embarked on a Data Wise Improvement Journey. As lead learner, her goal is to improve learning experiences and results for all children, which she believes can only be realized by removing systemic barriers and in developing the collective capacity of the team. Dr. Kolat holds a BS in Secondary Education (English) from West Virginia University, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park College, and an EdD in School Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. She also earned a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.