Colleen Schatz

Directory of Leadership and Culture & Lead Director of Special Education

With over 30 years experience in special education, Colleen has always advocated for quality education for all students. She has worked to improve and develop programs at all levels PK-12. She has led educational teams in program improvement, PBIS implementation, monitoring, behavior management, instructional work and much more. Colleen’s areas of expertise include strategic planning to improve programming across K-12 special education classrooms, PBIS development and implementation, culture and climate work in buildings, Setting IV program improvement and all areas of due process. Colleen started her journey as a special education teacher. Prior to joining Creatively Focused, Colleen worked as an Administrator with Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative, SWWC Service Cooperative and Minneapolis Public Schools.

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