Kelly Rauscher serves as a Learning and Development Specialist for CADRE. She provides trainings and technical assistance to state departments of education and parent centers to support a full continuum of dispute resolution options. Kelly specializes in system design and improvement, stakeholder engagement, collaborative problem solving, and the prevention and early resolution of disputes. She also serves as the project lead in the use of technology for delivering information and training to different audiences through a variety of platforms.
Kelly began her career in Illinois working with families and youth in need of crisis intervention and placement stabilization services. From 1998-2007, she facilitated the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of county-wide prevention efforts, many of which occurred in partnership with school districts.
From 2007-2015, Kelly worked at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Special Education Division as a Principal Consultant. At ISBE, she oversaw the implementation of the Social and Emotional Learning Standards and led or was a key contributor in the development and implementation of several systems, including an IEP Facilitation System, Comprehensive System of Learning Supports, and Family Engagement System. Kelly also was the Parent Involvement (Indicator 8) team leader and oversaw related improvement activities and survey administration. She has facilitated a number of trainings and learning communities on home-school partnerships.