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September 10, 2014

Today’s spotlight is on Kathy Clayton, Co-Founder of Ed21 Consulting Services and a Senior Consultant at Accelify Consulting.

Kathy Clayton is co-founder of Ed21 Consulting Services that delivers data-driven and results-oriented consulting services at the district, regional, and state level.

She is a lifelong educator with a career spanning decades in school districts, a regional education service center, and the Texas Education Agency. Kathy served as the Texas state director of special education for five years.

Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with administrators, support personnel, teachers, parents, and students. Areas of expertise include organizational design, effective planning processes, program evaluation, group facilitation, process design, problem solving, effective professional development design, staff assessment systems, systems of dispute resolution and facilitation, and effective hiring practices. She is a seasoned presenter, trainer, and coach to a variety of audiences.

In 2012, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) awarded Kathy its Heritage Award for her significant service and contributions to NASDSE and the field of special education. She serves as an Advisory Board member for the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) and is a Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner.