LaToya Bufford

Data Strategist

LaToya Bufford

Data Strategist

LaToya serves as a Data Strategist on the CORE Data Collaborative team. Prior to CORE, she worked as an Evaluation and Assessment Analyst for Elk Grove Unified School district and subsequently as a Project Specialist for Sacramento County Office of Education. LaToya has experience with student testing administration projects, reporting projects, and program evaluations. LaToya is familiar with state and federal accountability and testing requirements for California school districts. In addition, LaToya has worked directly with the research staff, district administrators, technical support staff, and even teachers on a variety of data and research-related projects. LaToya has hands-on experience when it comes to coordinating data processing functions, assessment administrations, survey projects, and the facilitation of trainings for district administrators.

LaToya received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and has a Master’s in Business Administration. LaToya currently resides in her hometown, Sacramento, with her husband and five children. Her goal is to provide support to schools and districts by helping to improve access to comprehensive, reliable, and usable research that ultimately provides a basis for improving student outcomes and student success.