Public Advisory Council Member

Phoebe Gillespie

Phoebe Gillespie

National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Phoebe.gillespie@nasdse.org

Dr. Phoebe Gillespie is Director of the Personnel Improvement Center, where she manages all technical assistance services to states and directs and coordinates national dissemination activities and collaborative work with other centers and professional organizations. She has 34 years in the field of special education professions, as a paraprofessional, K-12 classroom and early childhood teacher, early intervention specialist, education director at a day treatment facility, high school building-level program administrator, educational diagnostician and recruitment/retention outreach manager for CEC’s OSEP-funded Professions Clearinghouse, before becoming Center director at NASDSE in 2003. Her expertise is in working with SEAs, LEAs, and IHEs to craft contextually relevant solutions to on-going statewide personnel needs. She received her BS in Education from Baylor University, her MEd in Special Education from Sam Houston State University and her Ed.S. and PhD in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary.