William Woods University, Fulton, MO
Doctoral student, Educational Leadership
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Doctoral student, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
2000-2006, 96 hours completed
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Masters of Education
Special Education Administration, 1997
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Bachelor of Education,
Special Education, 1992
Special Education K12 , 1992
Special Education K12, 1993
Special Education Director, 1997
Elementary Principal, 1998
Career Development Facilitator - 2014
• July 2006 – present, Assistant Director, Effective
Practices, Missouri Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO. 65102.
• Provide leadership for state in the area of post-
• Contract manager for multiple universities in the
delivery of evidence based practices
• State Coordinator for model dropout prevention
schools with Clemson University, Dropout Prevention
Center for Students with Disabilities
• State Contact for University of Minnesota for Check
and Connect Pilot Program.
• Contract manager for University of Kansas Transition
Coalition for comprehensive professional
development for transition
• State Contact for University of Oregon National Post
School Outcomes Center for post-graduate data
• State contact for PROJECT SEARCH , Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
• State contact for National Transition Technical
Assistance Center, University of North Carolina,
• Assist in the development of activities and
evaluation for the Special Education State
• William Woods University, Adjunct Faculty
• 2007 – present
• Adjunct instructor for face to face and online program
• Instructor of the following courses:
• Exceptional Child
• Current Issues in Education
• Special Education Program Administration
• Curriculum Construction
• Leadership and Management of Instructional Curricula
• In Special Education Programs
• Advanced Learning Theories
• Eldon School District, Eldon, MO
• Elementary Principal 4-6
• August 1996 – July 2006
• Responsible for day to day operation of elementary
building of 460 students and 65 staff members
• Data analysis for improved performance
• Instructional leadership including staff and program
• Supervision of budget
Assistant Elementary Principal, PreK-3
August 1997-August 2000
Eldon School District, Eldon, MO
•Assisted with supervision of 85 staff members
•Trained educators in action research
•Maintained responsibility for grade level teams
•Assisted with student discipline
•Supervised Special Education Programs
• Eldon School District, Eldon, Missouri
• Special Education Director
• August 1996-August 1997
• Assured compliance with state and federal programs
• Completed all reports associated with Special Education and Title
• Responsible for state and federal budgets
• Investigated and resolved Child Complaints
• Attended Individual Education Plans meetings
• Created and maintained procedural manuals
• Supervised program for Early Childhood Education
• Gilpin, B., & Morningstar, M., (2007 March). Transition
activities across The state of Missouri: where are we:
where are we headed. Presentation at the Missouri
State Special Education Advisory Panel
• Gilpin, B., (2008 February). Transition efforts in
Missouri. Presentation for the Missouri Blind Task
Force, Columbia, Mo.
• Gilpin, B., & Luetkemeyer, B., (2009 September). It’s
not just about compliance anymore.
Presentation to Missouri Council of Administrators of
Special Education, Lake Ozark, MO.
• Gilpin, B., (2010, November). Missouri transition
efforts impact data. Presentation to the Missouri
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Lake
• Gilpin, B., (2011,July). Transition outcomes project.
Presented at the New Directors of Special
Education Conference, Jefferson City, MO.
• Gilpin, B., (2011, September). Charting a path to
success: building systems to improve results and
compliance in Special Education. Missouri Council
of Administrators of Education, Lake Ozark, MO.
• Gaumer Erickson, A., & Gilpin, B., Secondary transition: the
impact of Research-based professional development.
Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education Annual
Conference, Lake Ozark, MO.
• Augustine, K., Hannah, L., Gilpin, B, & Wysocki, M. (2011,
October). Voices from the field: impacting attendance by
concentrating on student engagement.
Presented at the 23rd
annual conference of the National
Dropout Prevention Network, Schaumburg, Ill.
• McCall, Z., Noonan, P., & Gilpin, B., (October, 2011).
Collaboration in a State interagency transition
team: A mixed methods social networking analysis.
DCDT Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.
• Gilpin, B., (2011 November). Transition Initiatives.
Missouri Council of Private Schools Association,
Jefferson City. MO.
• Gilpin, B. (2012, May). Missouri Graduation Project:
The Journey. Presented at the National Secondary
Transition and Technical Assistance Center
Capacity Building Conference, Charlotte, North
• Gaumer Erickson, A., & Gilpin, B., (2012, September).
What’s New in Transition?
• Presented at the Missouri Council of Administrators
of Special Education Conference, Osage Beach,
• Gaumer Erickson, A., Noonan, P., Brussow, J. and
Gilpin, B., (2013 March). The Impact of IDEA
Indicator 13 Compliance on Postsecondary
Outcomes, Career Development and Transition for
Exceptional Individuals, Published online. DOI:
• 2003 Missouri Professional Learning Communities Project
• 2007 The University of Kansas Transition Course Series
• 2007 Ready to Work Certificate – legislative mandate
• 2007 Missouri Youth Leadership Forum – Board
• 2007 Administrative Mentoring Program – Board
• 2007 Vocational Rehabilitation Board – Governor
• 2007 National Dropout Prevention Center – Students with
Disabilities ( Technical Assistance)
• 2007 National Science Foundation – Missouri Team
• 2009 Transformation Workgroup Subcommittee –
• 2009 Missouri Career and Technical Education
• 2011 National Post School Outcomes Center –
• 2012 Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council –
• 2013 National Secondary Transition and Technical
• I am married, live on 14 acres in the country and
enjoy many pursuits including water activities,
working out, reading, traveling, concerts,
professional sports and sewing.
• I have three children. All three work in professional
positions and I am very proud of them.
• My ultimate goal is to pursue work about which I am
passionate and continue on the path of lifelong