Dave Phillips

Project Director

Dave Phillips
Dave Phillips is Co-Director of the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) at WestEd. Phillips is an experienced project manager with a successful history of coordinating resources and people within and across organizations to provide effective technical assistance and systems change surrounding IDEA data and fiscal requirements. In addition to co-directing CIFR, Phillips serves as the WestEd subcontract director for two other Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)-funded technical assistance centers, the IDEA Data Center and the Center for the Integration of IDEA Data. Previously, Phillips established the Fiscal Improvement Team within the OSEP-funded Regional Resource Center Program and provided technical assistance to states on IDEA fiscal and data requirements. Prior to joining WestEd, Phillips was the IDEA Part B Data Manager for the Vermont Agency of Education. Phillips received a BA in political science from Montana State University and an MPA, with a focus on program evaluation, from George Mason University.