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Members

 

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education is a 23-member council. The breakdown of representatives is as follows:

  • Colorado State Board of Education appoints 16 representatives to three year terms
  • Colorado Department of Education appoints four representatives
  • Colorado Department of Higher Education appoints two representatives
  • Colorado Department of Human Services appoints one representative

The heads of each of the state agencies appoint those members for an unlimited length of tenure.The 2015 appointed members of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) are as follows:

 

Member Name

Role

Organization

Appointed By
Noemi Aguilar Colorado Department of Education – Language, Culture, and Equity Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
DJ Anderson Parent Representative   Colorado State Board of Education
Amie Baca-Oehlert

Statewide organization that represents teachers

Colorado Education Association Colorado State Board of Education

Becky Barnes

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

  Colorado State Board of Education
Pam Christy Nonprofit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of families of students with disabilities PEAK Parent Center Colorado State Board of Education

Dr. Diane Bassett

Representative from higher education

University of Northern Colorado  Colorado Department of Higher Education
Dr. Terry Croy Lewis  Statewide organization that represents charter schools Colorado League of Charter Schools  Colorado State Board of Education
Cindy Daisley Statewide organization of parents and teachers Colorado Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Colorado State Board of Education
Cindy Dascher Colorado Department of Education - Exceptional Student Services Unit Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
Jennifer Garcia-Rosendo Expertise in early childhood care and education FasTracKids International Colorado State Board of Education
Chelsea Henkel State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations Stand for Children Colorado State Board of Education

Dr. Kris Greer

Representative from higher education Teacher Education Department/Fort Lewis College Colorado Department of Higher Education

Chris Johnson

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee   Colorado State Board of Education
Jeff Klein Colorado Department of Education – Federal Programs Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
Kevin Leung Parent Representative   Colorado State Board of Education
Alma Palma State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition Colorado State Board of Education
Leslie Levine Nonprofit organization that partners with funding providers, state agencies, and service providers to assist organizations in providing services to improve the health and well-being of families and children LiveWell Colorado Colorado State Board of Education

Joanna Peters

Statewide organization that represents career and college guidance counselors Colorado Council of High School and College Relations Colorado State Board of Education

Sandy Ripplinger

Statewide organization that represents school executives Colorado Association of School Executives Colorado State Board of Education
Janet Tanner Statewide organization that represents members of school district boards of education Colorado Association of School Boards Colorado State Board of Education
Kim Watchorn, Vice Chair CDE - Office of Learning Supports   Colorado Department of Education
Stacey Zis, Chair Parent Representative    Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant Nonprofit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of families of students with disabilities   Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant Representative from a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of parents of traditionally under-served populations   Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant Representative from a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of parents of traditionally under-served populations   Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant Representative from the Department of Human Services   Colorado Department of Human Services

 


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.

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