Laura Hansen


Laura Hansen


Laura serves as the Director for Information Management and Decision Support for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). She is responsible for establishing and supporting a strategic vision related to the utilization of data for information and decision making by both the school district and community/city partners. Prior to taking on this position, Laura spent two and a half years as part of the Mayor’s Office, tasked with managing projects in support of the Mayor’s Education agenda and serving as Coordinator for Nashville’s Child and Youth Master Plan, after facilitating the plan’s development by a 55 member taskforce made up of leaders from agencies and organizations throughout Nashville Laura spent 6 years at Metro Nashville Public Schools prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, in various roles related to professional development, project management, quality management and continuous improvement. She serves on the Operating Board for Alignment Nashville, the Board of Directors for the Exchange Club Family Center and the Data Quality Campaign as well as a number of city/community leadership councils/committees such as, the Nashville AfterZone Alliance Leadership Council, Nashville Promise Neighborhood Data Workgroup, Healthy Nashville Leadership Council, and the Education and Youth Resource Team for Nashville Next, the city’s 25 year planning process. Laura has a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in psychology and organizational leadership. She is a proud Air Force veteran, and has 3 grown children and one grandchild with her husband of 27 years.


Nashville, TN