Professional Advisory Board

Stevan Kukic, Ph.D.

Honorary Member

Stevan Kukic, Ph.D.

Stevan Kukic is the Senior Consultant at Kukic & Co., LLC. He is the past chair of the Professional Advisory Board for NCLD, served on the NCLD team as Director of School Transformation, and served on the Board of Directors for the Center as chair of NCLD’s Public Policy committee. Steve was given the Distinguished Education Achievement Award by NCLD and the Glenn I. Latham Annual Excellence Award by the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education in 2012.

For nearly 13 years, Steve was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Cambium Learning Group, specializing in reaching the tough to teach with proven and practical interventions, technology, services, and consultation. Previously, Steve worked as an independent consultant, primarily with Franklin Covey Company’s Education Division, facilitating the use of principles based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with individuals and organizations. Before that, Steve served for 11 years as Director for At Risk and Special Education for the Utah State Office of Education, providing leadership for state and federal programs for these children and youth in need. Steve is a Past President of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. For five years prior to his state position, he directed a statewide center for technical assistance related to the education of students with disabilities.

Steve is the author of over 100 articles, chapters, newspaper columns, and books. Steve is proud to have consulted in all 50 states, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Steve earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in School Administration and his M.A. in School Psychology and B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Steve is married with three grown children. He has two glorious, bright and beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. His three passions, other than his family and his work, are golf, cooking, and golf.

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