Throughout each year, the TPI will present their research that results in policy recommendations to decision-makers at the local, state and eventually national level.
Keynote Speaker: Richard A. Villa
Dr. Richard A. Villa is President of Bayridge Consortium, Inc. His primary field of expertise is the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings.
Dr. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who motivates and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. In the school districts where he has worked and consulted, his efforts have resulted in the inclusion of children with intensive cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges as full members of the general education community. Dr. Villa has been a classroom teacher, special education administrator, pupil personnel services director, and director of instructional services, and has authored 25 books and more than 100 articles and chapters.
Known for his enthusiastic, humorous style, Dr. Villa has presented at international, national, and state educational conferences and has provided technical assistance to departments of education in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, and Honduras and to university personnel, public school systems, and parent and advocacy organizations.