About Us

District Public helps school leaders and teachers turn their data into decisions.  We specialize in working with K-12 school leaders in New York City.  Since our founding in 2014, we have worked with 89 public schools in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. We are a licensed vendor with the NYC Department of Education.

Our focus is on supporting principals, assistant principals, and teachers achieve the best possible results for their students.  We recognize that every school and every team is unique. Our aim is to get to know your school and your team so we can support you with your most pressing problems. We then design a solution to provide the insights you need, save time, and build you and your team’s capacity to get the most out of your data.

Luke Davenport, Partner

Luke manages District Public’s operations and strategy and provides analysis, strategic advice, and professional development for school leadership and staff.  Luke is passionate about helping school leaders succeed.  He works collaboratively with school leaders to translate theory into practice, helping them harness their data to enhance instruction and put their best foot forward with stakeholders.  Luke co-founded District Public with Som Pati in 2014.  He is a former marketing professional with experience in the IT industry and in international development.  When not working with schools, he is an avid salsa dancer and an advocate for school integration and equity.

 

Our Team

Somak Pati, Partner

Som leads District Public’s analytic practice.   Som is passionate about applying his cutting-edge analytical skillsets in creative and innovative ways to make a meaningful impact in education.  Since co-founding District Public in 2014, Som has worked closely with school leaders to solve problems ranging from identifying gaps in instruction, to streamlining and automating time consuming processes, to identifying disproportionate outcomes in discipline, grading, and assessment results.  Som is a former finance professional. In his spare time, Som enjoys outdoor hikes, playing chess, and daily meditation.

 

Sarah Darby, Senior Analyst

Sarah leads District Public’s high school practice.  She is passionate about identifying and overcoming barriers to success for all students.  She helps schools to strengthen program design and scheduling processes, to communicate effectively with students about their progress, and to uncover the insights buried in student data.  Sarah joined District Public in 2019.  Previously, she worked as a data analyst and programming specialist for ROADS Charter High Schools and New Visions for Public Schools.  She has also consulted for school districts with Education Pioneers and Columbia’s Center for Public Research and Leadership.  In her free time she enjoys exploring New York City and practicing her German.