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Members

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education is a 24-member council. The breakdown of representatives is as follows:

  • Colorado State Board of Education appoints 18 representatives to three year terms
  • Colorado Department of Education appoints three 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 2020 appointed members of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) are as follows:

Member Name

Role

Organization

Appointed By

DJ Anderson Parent Representative  -- Colorado State Board of Education
Nora Brown Statewide organization of parents and teachers Colorado Parent Teacher Association 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
Kristen Collins Colorado Department of Education-Federal Programs Unit Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
Yoni Dobie-Geffen State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations Climb Higher Colorado Colorado State Board of Education
Dr. Kris Greer Representative from higher education Teacher Education Department/Fort Lewis College Colorado Department of Higher Education
Brandon Hellwig Statewide organization that represents charter schools Colorado League of Charter Schools Colorado State Board of Education
Stacy Johns Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Colorado State Board of Education
Eryn Kaiser Parent Representative -- Colorado State Board of Education
Leslie Levine, Chair 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 Cooking Matters Colorado State Board of Education
Dee Leyba, Vice Chair Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Colorado State Board of Education
Kim McLachlan Statewide organization that represents teachers Adams 12 Educators’ Association Colorado State Board of Education
Dr. Chris Miller Colorado Department of Education-P-3 Office Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
Veronica Palmer State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations RISE Colorado Colorado State Board of Education
Monica Peloso Statewide organization that represents members of school district boards of education Colorado Association of School Boards Colorado State Board of Education
Joanna Peters State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations Colorado Council of High School and College Relations Colorado State Board of Education
Jason Taylor Statewide organization that represents school executives Platte Valley Middle School Colorado State Board of Education
Joyce Thiessen-Barrett Colorado Department of Education-Exceptional Student Services Unit Colorado Department of Education Colorado Department of Education
Michael Vente Representative from higher education Colorado Department of Higher Education Colorado Department of Higher Education
Vacant* Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant** Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant* Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant** Representative of the department of human services appointed by the executive director of said department Colorado Department of Human Services Colorado State Board of Education
Vacant** Expertise in early childhood care and education -- Colorado State Board of Education

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.