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Angela J. Van Polen

Project Manager

Professional Biography

Angie Van Polen is the Senior Project Manager at the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. Angie has over 25 years of experience in the field of education. She has held positions as a special education teacher, special education consultant and state education agency consultant. Her experiences and background provide her with a strong understanding of how high-quality inclusion and evidence-informed practices can be embedded in classroom, program, and state level systems. Angie is passionate about early childhood systems work and the use of implementation science to guide cross-sector teams to make equitable and data-based informed decisions regarding a chosen initiative to enhance implementation of the initiative while continuously planning for systems improvement, scale-up, and sustainability.