Helping advisors, educators and administrators
gain actionable insights to prepare post secondary students for success.
School districts and partner organizations are working very hard to enrich every student’s college decision process, but limited time and resources makes finding the right fit for students difficult. Even with enough time and the right data, schools and CBOs struggle to understand and contextualize the information. From this challenge, GuidEd Insight was born. It was founded on "data visualization", the notion that advisors, educators and administrators don’t want to be struggling with using college enrolment data – What they want is to be helping students succeed and we are here to support them.
We were born out of collaborative efforts …
Built to empower and uplift students
In partnership with the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation, GuidEd Insight was built to bring equity to the college placement process and give students their best shot at success after graduating high school. Instant visualization of demographics and NSC data give administrators insight into their own college prep effectiveness and allow them to evaluate college support systems and understand college equity levels with findings they can trust.
Improving college outcomes
At GuidEd Insight, we are an integral part of the community that comes together and strives to improve educational outcomes, bridge equity gaps and support students throughout their academic journeys. We know the complex task of tracking and analyzing data comes at the cost of valuable staff time better spent preparing and supporting students through college. That's why we've combined enterprise class technology with beautiful data visualization software to help maximize the use of college enrollment data to support the postsecondary success for every students.
GuidEd Insight was developed with the help of many partners. NCAN (the National College Attainment Network) and many of the 20 participant programs in the Common Measures Learning Community provided critical feedback in the development of the Visualizer. We are particularly grateful for the 15 college success programs who signed on as early backers in our initial crowd-funding campaign. Development of GuidEd Insight, the next generation of Foyost is being funded by investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn moreProvide Feedback!
Who we are
Every project has champions, here are a few folks leading the GuidEd Insight effort and keeping the tool focused on you - the student's champion working for their success.
Trained as a political scientist focused on education politics and direct democracy in Latin America, Kelly returned home to WA in 2010 to serve her local community. She taught courses in research methods and social justice at Seattle University before serving as senior research and evaluation officer at the College Success Foundation. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Brown University.
Bello is fueled with a fervor for providing practical, meaningful, and valuable customer experiences to end-users. In addition to his experience with the public sector and startup product marketing, Bello earned two masters of science degrees in International Business (MIB) and International Marketing (MIM). As the Marketing Manager at Degrees of Change with a focus on GuidEd Insight, Bello is committed to establishing effective pre-launch, growth, and maturity strategies.
With a passion for building technology solutions to delight users, Jake guides IT and Software initiatives at Degrees of Change. Along with a history of agile software development, he brings balanced for-profit (Expedia, Russell Investments) and not-for-profit (World Vision, LCSNW) experience to the organization. Jake holds a Master of Science in Management and PMP (Project Management Professional), ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), and CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certifications. With a passion for building technology solutions to delight users, Jake guides IT and Software initiatives at Degrees of Change. Along with a history of agile software development, he brings balanced for-profit (Expedia, Russell Investments) and not-for-profit (World Vision, LCSNW) experience to the organization. Jake holds a Master of Science in Management and PMP (Project Management Professional), ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), and CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certifications.
Degrees of Change traces its beginnings to 1998, when Tim and his wife Anna created an after-school learning center out of their garage in their home in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA. As an urban high school math teacher in Tacoma, Tim watched too many of his brightest and most talented students head off to good colleges with good financial aid, only to return home without a degree. He developed the Act Six initiative in 2002 in response. Many of the early Act Six training sessions took place in that same Hilltop garage. As Act Six’s success grew and was replicated across the state, Tim launched Degrees of Change as the central office for Act Six and expanded the organization’s work to include additional innovative programming, technologies, and consulting services. He now guides Degrees of Change as the organization works to help communities across the country develop diverse, homegrown community leaders. Tim earned a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Washington and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Whitworth University.
Tommy is an Act Six alum from Whitworth University, where he majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. After graduating, he worked in education for three years in Spokane. Today he is proud to support the Degrees of Change mission by making sure the team’s information technology is running smoothly and efficiently.