Associate director, Data, research and evaluation
Logan Contreras loves using data to help schools better serve students. He has spent his career focusing on improving public education through data analysis.
In his mind, education is the gateway to opportunity for all students, particularly those who have been historically underserved. It’s a lesson Logan learned by watching his mother, who teaches business and computers to high school students.
At the University of California, Los Angeles, Logan earned his master’s degree in public policy with a focus in education inequality and domestic poverty.
From his work at the education nonprofit LA’s Promise, where he used student outcomes to gauge the success of the organization’s programs to his direct impact serving students in Alvord Unified School District, Logan focus is on educational equity.
Working at The Broad Center, Logan crunches non-financial numbers to better understand the impact of our work. He considers his super power to be finding the silver lining in a tragedy or the fault in a perfect plan.
What activities were you involved in when you were in school?
I played the violin for nine years when I was in school. I was also the treasurer and website designer for the high school orchestra.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice I would give to my younger self would be that the world doesn’t owe you anything. If you want something in life, then you need to do everything you can to obtain it. And that takes a lot of work.
What others say about Logan:
“Logan is a team player utilizing every moment of his time to get the job done.”
“I feel personally lucky to have Logan’s support during our sessions. He is always ready to work.”
Articles by Logan
What’s an EPEx?, The Broad Center Blog, April 4, 2019
Like most industries, the professional K-12 landscape has a wide range of consultants who bring fresh outside perspectives to many challenges. However, sometimes this perspective is just beyond your budget. So how can you access the value that outside perspectives bring, without paying for consultants? Read more.
Outliers matter, The Broad Center Blog, June 4, 2018
Why did The Broad Center’s recent “Hire Expectations” report on superintendent tenure focus our findings on means instead of medians? Logan Contreras explains in his blog post. Read more.
Busting the Myth of the 3-Year Superintendent: New Broad Center Report Finds Schools Chiefs Stay on the Job for Average of 6 Years, The Broad Center Blog, May 8, 2018
Logan Contreras, assistant director of data and analysis, talks about a new report released by The Broad Center. Read more.