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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

SACPIE Role

Organization

Congressional District of Parent Representatives

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 --
Dee Leyba, Vice Chair Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Congressional District 4
DJ Anderson Parent Representative  -- Congressional District 2
Ayde Avila State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations RISE Colorado --
Nora Brown Statewide organization of parents and teachers Colorado Parent Teacher Association --
Pam Christy Nonprofit organization that specializes in promoting the involvement of families of students with disabilities PEAK Parent Center --
Kristen Collins Colorado Department of Education-Federal Programs Unit Colorado Department of Education --
Brooke Coté Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Congressional District 5
Dr. Angie Frank Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Congressional District 6
Yoni Dobie-Geffen State-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations Climb Higher Colorado --
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 --
Brandon Hellwig Statewide organization that represents charter schools Colorado League of Charter Schools --
Stacy Johns Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Congressional District 1
Eryn Kaiser Parent Representative  -- Congressional District 3
Mary McNeill Expertise in early childhood care and education Denver Great Kids Head Start --
Dr. Chris Miller Colorado Department of Education-P-3 Office Colorado Department of Education --
Priscilla Orozco-Garcia Parent Representative serving on a school or district accountability committee -- Congressional District 7
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 --
Mark Sass Statewide organization that represents teachers Teach Plus Colorado, Adams 12 School District --
Jason Taylor Statewide organization that represents school executives Platte Valley Middle School --
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 --
Stacey Zis Statewide organization that represents members of school district boards of education Colorado Association of School Boards --

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.