Kelly Hupfeld

Associate Dean, Research Assistant Professor, and Policy Analyst, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver

Kelly Hupfeld is Associate Dean at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, and a research assistant professor affiliated with the School’s Buechner Institute for Governance and the Center for Education Policy Analysis. Previously, she worked as Director of Policy for the Public Education & Business Coalition and as Senior Policy Analyst at the Bighorn Center for Public Policy, and maintained a consulting practice on education policy. Her research interests include education systems and governance, teacher and principal evaluation, school finance, charter schools, and encouraging innovations in education. She earned her JD in 1991 from Northwestern University School of Law, and practiced labor and employment law before becoming involved in education policy.

The SEA of the Future: Building the Productivity Infrastructure

Edited by Betheny Gross and Ashley Jochim, the essays in this third volume of the SEA of the Future describe a "productivity infrastructure" intended to provide a foundation for the work of SEAs.

Challenges and Charter Schools: How Families with Special-Needs Students Perceive and Use Charter School Options

This report addresses choices made at the intersection of two very important trends in education: special education and charter schools.