About

The Colorado Inclusion Project provides administrators, teachers and community partners with research-based tools that allow students with disabilities to learn and thrive alongside their non-disabled peers.

 

Allison McQueen, M.A.

​Founder of the Colorado Inclusion Project

University of Colorado at Boulder (BA, Psychology)

  University of Colorado at Denver (MA, Special Education)

University of Northern Colorado (Doctoral Studies Coursework)

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Universal Design for Learning: Exploring UDL Through Cycles of Design, Action, and Reflection Program, 

 15 years teaching experience

Recipient of DCSD Star Teacher Award

Fountas and Pinnell LLI training

Crisis and Prevention training

Graduate Student Lecturer, University of Northern Colorado

5+ years training and coaching teachers and administrators

Contracted and trained with Dr. Richard Villa

Worked for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Presented and trained for the following School Districts: 

 Baltimore School District,

Denver Public Schools,

Canon City Schools

Northeast BOCES,

Greeley-Evans School District,

Adams 12 School District,

Thompson School District,

Eagle County Schools

SD49

Jefco Public Schools

Ft. Morgan School District

Byers School District

From My Soapbox...

  • I believe that every child is precious and has tremendous potential. 

  • I believe the research that supports inclusive strategies to increase learning and engagement for ALL students.

  • I believe the way to get people with disabilities more visible in our community is to provide them opportunities to create relationships with their non-disabled peers.

  • I believe all students have the right to be a contributing member of his/ her learning community.

  • I believe that parents are the experts on their own children. 

  • I believe you get more with honey than vinegar, so my teaching strategies are fun and engaging.  Likewise, when working with a school team, I believe in collaboration and communication to work positively for the good of the child.

  • I believe that everyone has the right to be who they are.  Noby needs to be “fixed." in order to have access to quality education in an inclusive setting.  

  • I believe we are enhanced by our differences. 

  • I believe that people with disabilities are essential and valuable community members who enrich our society when given a chance to belong and contribute.