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. Katy Anthes
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Dr. Kathryn Chval
Dean, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ms. Julie Dalton
Elementary Principal, Purdy R-II
Ms. Beth Davey
Teacher, Ritenour School District
Dr. Joseph Davis
Superintendent of Schools, Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Ms. Stacey Green
Principal, Stockton Grade School
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
Mr. Brad Neuenswander
Deputy Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education
Mr. Jeff Pegues
Principal, Roosevelt Middle School
Mr. James Regier
Superintendent, Remington-Whitewater Unified School District 206
Dr. Marla Sheppard
Deputy Superintendent, Division of Academics, Kansas City Public Schools
Dr. Margie Vandeven
Commissioner, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dr. Shiloh Vincent
Assistant Superintendent, McPherson Unified School District 418
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.

Dale Lewis

Director and State Lead, Colorado

Katie Allen

Deputy Director

Doug Moeckel

State Co-Lead, Kansas

Jeff Edmison

State Co-Lead, Missouri

Scott Reynolds

State Co-Lead, Missouri

Tameka Porter

State Co-Lead, Kansas

Tracie Corner
Judy Counley
Ben Cronkright
Technical Expertise
Benjamin Feit
Technical Expertise
Kimberly Good
Evaluation Lead
Fayce Hammond
Administrative Support
Jane Hill
Technical Expertise
Guodong Liang
Lisa Maxfield
Project Manager
Natalie Nier
Zhaogang Qiao
Lee Rutledge
Technical Expertise
Margaret Sharp
Technical Expertise
William Slotnik
Technical Expertise
Eduardo Soto
Technical Expertise