Lynn Holdheide, Ed.M., is a senior technical assistance consultant for AIR. She has more than 10 years of experience in providing responsive technical assistance of the highest quality to both SEAs and regional comprehensive centers. She also serves as the project manager to the Collaborating for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and led by the University of Florida.
Holdheide has spearheaded efforts to address the pressing challenges in evaluating teachers of students with special needs and served as a reviewer of the U.S. Department of Education’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver applications in 2012. She is a veteran in providing technical assistance through in-depth, face-to-face collaboration as well as through online platforms and the development of customized resources that are directly responsive to state needs.
With experience as a special education teacher, project coordinator, and education consultant for nine years at the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Learners, Holdheide is sensitive to the needs of teachers of students with disabilities and has a deep understanding of the challenges that SEAs face in education reform. She holds an undergraduate degree in special education from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University.