The Region 12 Comprehensive Center serves Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri

The Region 12 Comprehensive Center (R12CC), serving Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri, is one of 19 regional centers across the nation that help state education agencies (SEAs) to implement, scale, and sustain evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions that support improved educator and student outcomes. Operated by McREL International, in partnership with the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC), R12CC collaborates with these SEAs to provide high quality technical assistance, build collaborative relationships, support local educational agencies to make systemic changes, and disseminate research-based practices.

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Advisory Board

The board advises R12CC staff on strategies for monitoring and addressing the educational needs of the region, maintaining a high standard of quality, and carrying out activities in a manner that promotes improved student achievement.

Dr. Susana Córdova
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Ms. Julie Dalton
Elementary Principal, Purdy R-II School District (MO)
Ms. Beth Davey
Grow Your Own Coordinator, Saint Louis Public Schools (MO)
Dr. Joseph Davis
Superintendent of Schools, Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District (MO)
Ms. Stacey Green
Elementary Principal, Stockton Unified School District 271 (KS)
Dr. Carolyn Haug
Director, Research and Impact, Colorado Department of Education
Dr. Dan Jorgensen
Accountability Support Manager, Colorado Department of Education
Dr. Adena Miller
Assistant Director of Special Education, Jeffco Public Schools (CO)
Mr. Jeff Pegues
Assistant Superintendent, Parsons Unified School District 503 (KS)
Dr. Ben Proctor
Deputy Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education
Mr. James Regier
Retired Superintendent, Remington-Whitewater Unified School District 206 (KS)
Dr. Margie Vandeven
Commissioner, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dr. Shiloh Vincent
Superintendent, McPherson Unified School District 418 (KS)
Dr. Randy Watson
Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education

Team Members

Region 12 Comprehensive Center staff members are knowledgeable educators and researchers whose experience and expertise combines to meet the unique challenges faced by schools and districts in Region 12.

Katie Allen

Co-Director and State Co-Lead, Kansas

Rich Resendez


Christina Lemon

State Co-Lead, Colorado

Dale Lewis

State Co-Lead, Colorado

Doug Moeckel

State Co-Lead, Kansas

Jeff Edmison

State Co-Lead, Missouri

Scott Reynolds

State Co-Lead, Missouri

Judy Counley
Rai Imlay
Administrative Specialist
Tara Isaacs
Technical Expertise
Dylan Kriescher
Technical Expertise
Henry Kuczynski
Guodong Liang
Technical Expertise
Tammy Mitchell
Technical Expertise
Natalie Nier
Zhaogang Qiao
Lee Rutledge
Technical Expertise
Natasha Saelua
Margaret Sharp
Technical Expertise
William Slotnik
Technical Expertise
Eduardo Soto
Technical Expertise