The Wyoming Education Coordinating Council (formerly known as the Wyoming P-16 Education Council) is a non-partisan, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) organization made up of a partnership of state leaders from business, education, and government.
The Wyoming Education Coordinating Council seeks to illuminate and influence the challenges and opportunities to achieve a robust educational system.
The Wyoming Education Coordinating Council welcomes new and returning Council members:
- Ruby Colvert - General Manager, Wyoming PBS
- Mike Ceballos - Business
- Audrey Kleinsasser - Wyoming School-University Partnership
- Kelly Pearson - Partner, Hickey & Evens, LLP
- Kay Persichitte, Dean of UW College of Education
- Amy Ready - Early Childhood Liasion - Hot Springs County School District #1
- Eric Stemle - High School Teacher - Unita County School District #1
- Belenda Willson - State Board of Education
New and Returning Council Officers:
- President - Karla Leach
- Vice President - Rollin Abernathy
- Treasurer - Audrey Kleinsasser
- Past President - Mike Ceballos
- Executive Director - Jill Bramlet
Short Term Goals
Work with Early Childhood stakeholders and ask how Council can bring a broader educational voice to their Early Childhood issues and impact state policy. (i.e. Kindergarten readiness).
Influence the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Task Force to complete its work so that the Council can produce a report about the key indicators that predict and document success in the transition from secondary to post-secondary.
Council News & Announcements
>>Casper Star Tribune article, featuring Wyoming Education Coordinating Council's and Hot Springs CSD#1's Amy Ready, "Thermopolis program gets students ready for kindergarten."
>>Casper Star Trib editorial, “Common core standards should help accountability”
>>Casper Star Trib article, “Wyoming board Oks common core standards; Full implementation expected by 2015”
>>Brookings Institute report on "How Well are American Students Learning?" released
>>Casper Trib article, "WY conference examines STEM education initiatives"
>>Casper Trib article, "University of Wyoming junior college transfers with degrees do better"
>>Casper Trib op-ed, "From Accountability to habits of mind"