CT SPDG c/o SERC
25 Industrial Park Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457
Project Coordinator, SERC
Michelle LeBrun-Griffin has been a Consultant for the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in CT since 1999. She is responsible for the development and implementation of CT’s SRBI Framework in collaboration with the CSDE. She facilitated the work of the SRBI Advisory Panel convened in 2006, was a contributing author for CT’s SRBI document published in 2008, and has been recognized as a lead trainer for SRBI by the CSDE. Currently, Michelle coordinates CT’s SPDG and partners with a variety of districts and schools across the state as they strive to provide a comprehensive, continuum of support for all students.
Project Manager, SERC
Alice Henley serves as the Assistant Director for Program Development and LEA Services at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in CT. She is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the School Reform Resource Center at SERC whose central focus is to assist schools in assessing and establishing the structures needed to transform and sustain effective instructional practices. Alice is a member of CT’s SPDG Management Team, Internal Leadership Team, State Leadership Team, and the PBIS Training and TA Design Team. In this role, she directly supervises a number of consultants working on the grant and serves as the liaison with several grant partners.
Donald Briere, Ph.D.
Interim Project Director, CSDE
Donald Briere works as an Educational Consultant for the CT State Department of Education (CSDE) within the Bureau of Special Education. In his role at the state department, he is involved in the following activities: (a) Interim Project Director of CT’s SPDG grant, (b) complaint investigations, (c) implementation of CT’s SRBI Framework, (d) preventative and effective discipline guidance, (e) Focused Monitoring of districts, and (f) transition to Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities. Dr. Briere has worked in the Bureau of Special Education for approximately 1.5 years; formerly working as an educational researcher, independent consultant, and special education teacher in CT public schools.
Greg Glidden has served as Consultant in the areas of web design and distance learning for the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in CT for 13 years. He is currently supporting the development and expansion of CT’s SPDG website as a platform for information, resource sharing, and communication.