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Members

The 2013-2014 appointed members of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) are as follows:

 

Member Name

Role

Organization

Amie Baca-Oehlert

Statewide organization that represents teachers

Colorado Education Association

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

Mary J. Gross

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 childrenRural Solutions

Vacancy

Parent Representative 

Vacancy

Statewide organization that represents career and college guidance counselors 

Vacancy

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee 
Jessica JohnsonStatewide organization that represents charter schoolsColorado League of Charter Schools 
Mark KlingState-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populationsFamily Resource Center Association

Dr. Cathy Lines, Chair (bio)

 

Colorado Department of Education – Office of Learning Supports, Teaching and Learning Unit and Exceptional Student Services UnitColorado Department of Education

Vacancy

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee 
Tomas MejiaColorado Department of Education – Language, Culture, and EquityColorado Department of Education

Sandy Ripplinger

Statewide organization that represents school executivesColorado Association of School Executives
Beth SchaffnerNonprofit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of families of students with disabilitiesPEAK Parent Center
Jeff KleinColorado Department of Education – Federal ProgramsColorado Department of Education
Jan TannerStatewide organization that represents members of school district boards of educationColorado Association of School Boards
Michelle WinzentStatewide organization of parents and teachersColorado Parent Teacher Association
VacancyParent Representative 
Stacey Zis, Vice 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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