Lanya (Lane) McKittrick is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she works on projects related to special education and families. Lane completed her PhD in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado, where she continues to teach an undergraduate course on collaboration in special education. Her primary research interest is family-school partnerships. Prior to becoming a research analyst, Lane was the Director of Operations at CRPE. She has also held multiple positions in administration at the University of Washington. Lane has an MA in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University and a BA in Economics at the University of Washington.