Saido Abdirashid

Assistant Director of Special Education & Engagement Lead

With experience as a special educator in Minneapolis and St. Paul charter schools, Saido has worked to reform special education programs using evidence-based curriculums, improving pre-referral interventions and increasing professional development opportunities. Saido promotes cultural relevant strategies to increase parent engagement and to reduce the disparities impacting students of color in special education. Saido has experience working in charter schools, including Dugsi Academy and Minnesota International Middle School as a Special Education Coordinator. Saido works with the Creatively Focused team to engage communities in the work we are doing to ensure equitable representation of all Minnesota schools and districts.

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