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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:

 

SACPIE Membership 2022

 

Member Name

SACPIE Role

Organization

Congressional District of Parent Representatives

Term

Ayde Avila

State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations

RISE Colorado

--

2020-2023

Pam Christy

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

PEAK Parent Center

--

2019-2022

Vacant

Colorado Department of Education-Federal Programs Unit

Colorado Department of Education

--

N/A

Brooke Coté

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

--

Congressional District 5

2020-2023

Kristin Dalton

Statewide organization representing school counselors

Greeley School District

--

2022-2025

Yoni Dobie-Geffen, Chair

State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations

Climb Higher Colorado

--

2021-2024

Dr. Angie Frank, Vice Chair

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

--

Congressional District 6

2020-2023

Dr. Kris Greer

Representative from higher education

Teacher Education Department/Fort Lewis College

--

--

Chelsey Hall

Representative of the department of human services appointed by the executive director of said department

Colorado Department of Human Services

--

2020-2023

Jenny Lerner

Colorado Department of Education-Migrant Education Program

Colorado Department of Education

--

--

Dee Leyba

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

--

Congressional District 4

2021-2024

Mary McNeill

Expertise in early childhood care and education

Denver Great Kids Head Start

--

2020-2023

Staci Ruddy

Statewide organization that represents parents and teachers.

Colorado Parent-Teacher Association

 

2022-2025

Mark Sass

Statewide organization that represents teachers

Teach Plus Colorado, Adams 12 School District

--

2020-2023

Emily Shore

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

RMC Health

--

2022-2025

Vacant

Parent Representative

--

Congressional District 2

 

2022-2025

Jason Taylor

Statewide organization that represents school executives

Platte Valley Middle School

 

2019-2022

Joyce Thiessen-Barrett

Colorado Department of Education-Exceptional Student Services Unit

Colorado Department of Education

--

--

Michael Vente

Representative from higher education

Colorado Department of Higher Education

--

--

Jessica Welch

Statewide organization that represents charter schools

Charter School Institute

 

2022-2025

Michelle Zeles-Hahn

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

--

Congressional District 7

2022-2025

Stacey Zis

Statewide organization that represents members of school district boards of education

Colorado Association of School Boards

 

--

2020-2023

Vacant

Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee

 

Congressional District 1

 

Vacant

Parent Representative

 

Congressional District 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.