Gina Plate brings over a decade of education expertise across California to her role as S360’s Senior Vice President of Education Services for the state.
Sacramento, CA — Gina Plate has joined Strategies S360 to lead Education Services in California. With unapparelled experience working in all manner of education in the state, Gina brings an understanding and familiarity to a complex sector. In her role as Senior Vice President of Education Services, she will advise clients in the education sector on policy and strategy, as well as advocate for their needs at local and state levels.
“Gina brings so much passion to her work within the education field,” said Andrea Deveau, President of S360 California. “As the sector grows with new and relevant ways to engage students and families in the learning process, Gina will be an amazing resource for our education clients as they navigate those changes and meet the needs of our communities and our kids.”
Prior to joining S360, Gina served as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Special Education at the California Charter Schools Association. She served as the primary liaison for all special education issues for more than a decade.
Gina was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) and held the position of Chair from 2011-2019. As Chair of the Commission, Gina had the unique opportunity to bring together expertise from County Offices of Education, traditional school districts, and charter schools statewide.
“Gina’s ability to bring multiple interests together to create winning solutions for our educators and the families they serve is especially needed for our clients,” said Ron Dotzauer, Founder and CEO of Strategies 360. “Her experience has led to strong partnerships with state agencies and education institutions to provide world-class, equitably accessible education for Californians.”
Gina has provided expert testimony in California Senate and Assembly hearings and acted as an advisor to the Governor’s Administration and State Agencies on a range of educational issues. Her interest and advocacy work has focused on issues including inclusive education, integration of Medi-Cal services into schools, and inclusive preschool and Pre-K.
Gina received her undergraduate degree and her Masters in Special Education from the University of San Diego. She holds Multiple Subject Clear Teaching and Special Education Credentials, and has specific authorization in serving students with significant mental health and behavioral health challenges.
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