Ilana Dubin Spiegel
Ilana Dubin Spiegel is an award-winning educator who has devoted her life’s work to serving students, educators, families and the community for more than 25 years. Spiegel is a graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English and holds a Master of Arts in Education from Columbia University. Spiegel’s education experience includes public, private, urban, rural and suburban settings, as well as a residential facility.
For her service to the community, Spiegel has received the Wendy DeBell Exceptional Volunteer Award in 2015, the 2018 Coloradan Award from the Colorado Education Association for outstanding service in support of public education, and a certificate of special recognition for service to the community from Congressman Jason Crow.
Spiegel has written “Ask the Expert” columns for Chalkbeat, articles on privatization and market-based education reform for Heinemann Education Publishing, and numerous editorials on education policy for the Denver Post, Aurora Sentinel, and The Colorado Springs Gazette.
Because of her role as an active leader serving on education committees and boards, and engaging groups of parents, educators and students to improve outcomes for all students, Spiegel was appointed to the 2014 Colorado Standards and Assessment Task Force by the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. She has worked closely with members of the Colorado General Assembly on legislation to reduce testing in Colorado schools. Spiegel was appointed to the Colorado Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act committee in 2015. Spiegel has extensive experience with education system budgets, and she has worked to improve funding for education in Colorado, increase opportunities for low-income students, first-generation students and students with disabilities.
Spiegel and her husband of 25 years, Dr. Jeff Spiegel, are the proud parents of four children, ages 14 to 22, including a CU Buff.