Dave Phillips leads the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) at WestEd, a federally funded technical assistance center supporting states on implementing special education fiscal requirements. This role builds on his years of experience providing support to state agencies on special education fiscal, data quality, and general supervision challenges. Phillips is passionate about creating the processes and partnerships needed to scale up and implement national technical assistance centers.
Prior to joining WestEd, Phillips was the IDEA Part B Data Manager for the Vermont Department of Education.
Phillips received a BA in political science from Montana State University and an MPA from George Mason University.