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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.