Professional Advisory Board

Colleen Riley

Colleen Riley

Colleen Riley is the Director, Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services at the Kansas State Department of Education. Her prior positions included Principal and Program Consultant in the Jordan School District, Director of Special Education for the Jordan School District I Sandy, Utah, and program director for birth-to-21 in the Tooele County School District in Utah. Ms. Riley is the current President of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).

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Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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