Denise Collier has served public schools and students in Texas and across the nation for over 30 years. At the national level, Dr. Collier served as a member of the Council of the Great City School's standards review committee and as a member of the Department of Education's No Child Left Behind technical advisory panel (one-year appointments). At the state level, Denise led the development of a field guide for the New Vision for Public Education in Texas for the Texas Association of School Administrators and provides statewide training and support for TASA's school transformation initiative.
Dr. Collier currently serves as a fellow with the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh supporting college-ready literacy efforts in Dallas public schools. Dr. Collier also serves as an adjunct professor in the doctoral program at Texas State University. Prior to her 2009 retirement, Denise served as the Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Before joining Dallas ISD, Denise led curriculum and instruction programs in several other Texas districts, including the Austin ISD. Dallas and Austin were long-term district partners with the IFL.
Dr. Collier received a B.A. in Education from Angelo State University, a Master's degree in Reading Education from East Texas State University, and a doctorate in Education from the University of Texas at Austin.