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Members

 

The 2015 appointed members of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) are as follows:

 

Member Name

Role

Organization

Laura Ayres 

Nonprofit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of families of students with disabilities

Peak Parent Center
Amie Baca-Oehlert

Statewide organization that represents teachers

Colorado Education Association

Becky Barnes

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

 

Dr. Diane Bassett

Representative from higher education

University of Northern Colorado 
Cindy DascherColorado Department of Education - Exceptional Student Services UnitColorado Department of Education
Jennifer Garcia-RosendoExpertise in early childhood care and educationFasTracKids International
Richard GarciaState-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populationsColorado Statewide Parent Coalition
Nikiyah GillColorado Department of Human ServicesColorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care

Dr. Kris Greer

Representative from higher educationTeacher Education Department/Fort Lewis College

Chris Johnson

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee 
Jeff KleinColorado Department of Education – Federal ProgramsColorado Department of Education
Mark KlingState-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populationsFamily Resource Center Association

Terry Croy Lewis 

Statewide organization that represents charter schoolsColorado League of Charter Schools 

Jayne Lewis-Johnson

Parent Representative 
Leslie LevineNonprofit 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 childrenLiveWell Colorado
Tomas MejiaColorado Department of Education – Office of Migrant EducationColorado Department of Education

Joanna Peters

Statewide organization that represents career and college guidance counselors 

Sandy Ripplinger

Statewide organization that represents school executivesColorado Association of School Executives
Jimena SagasParent Representative 
Jan TannerStatewide organization that represents members of school district boards of educationColorado Association of School Boards
Kim Watchorn, Vice ChairCDE - Office of Learning Supports 
Michelle WinzentStatewide organization of parents and teachersColorado Parent Teacher Association
Stacey Zis, ChairParent Representative  

 


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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