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CDE's Alyssa Pearson earns distinguished ACEE award

Friday, May 27, 2016

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Alyssa Pearson

Alyssa Pearson -- interim associate commissioner for the accountability, performance and support division -- was recently given a certificate of appreciation from the Association for Colorado Education Evaluators for the work she has done over the years with the group. 

The certificate that she received on May 20 says the award was given to her "for her responsiveness, sense-making and tenacity during times of great transition in the assessment and accountability community." 

Pearson, who has worked for the Colorado Department of Education for 12 years, was the first CDE employee honored by the group that goes by the acronym ACEE. That is a significant achievement from a group that holds the state and districts up to high standards.

In addition to being interim commissioner that allows her to facilitate the work of the state's special education programs, federal programs including Title I and support for local school districts and improvement planning and accountability systems. Pearson also is continuing in her role as executive director of accountability and data analysis.

"It was very kind of them and they gave me a plant and balloon too," as well as a plaque. 

Before coming to CDE, Pearson was a fifth-grade teacher in Denver Public Schools and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an elementary education certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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