Noreen Rodriguez Lippincott
System Improvement Leads (SIL) Project
West San Gabriel Valley (WSGV) Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
U.S.: California Hub | NORTH AMERICA
Noreen is currently an Improvement Facilitator for the System Improvement Leads Project, as part of the West San Gabriel Valley SELPA team. The SIL project works collaboratively within the California Statewide System of Support to build the capacity of Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) focused on: data use and governance, high-leverage practices, and continuous improvement methodologies with a common goal of improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
Noreen was born in Mexico and moved to the United States when she was about 4 years old. She began to learn English when she entered school in the United States. Noreen always dreamt of working with children. She has been in the field of education for 20 years. She began her educational career in the group home setting, and then moved to the public school setting as a Kindergarten teacher. She taught in both general education and special education settings in various grade levels, and has been a Program Specialist and Special Education Program Administrator. Noreen has supported Early Childhood through Secondary programs. Throughout her career Noreen finds every opportunity to share her core beliefs of equity and access for all, with a foundation in Universal Design for Learning and Growth Mindset.
As an adoptive foster parent, and sibling of a brother with exceptionality and neurodiversity, Noreen believes that ALL children can learn, ALL children can contribute, and ALL children deserve a champion. Noreen looks forward to the experience of participating in the Compassionate Systems Master Practitioner’s Program to affect educational system level change efforts through research based tools and practices of merging hearts and minds.