Deborah Telfer

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Director, Systems Development and Improvement Center
University of Cincinnati

Deborah M. Telfer, Ph.D. is principal investigator for the University of Cincinnati subcontract for TIES Center. Dr. Telfer is Director of the CECH Systems Development & Improvement Center. Her area of focus is district systemic improvement. A school psychologist by training, she held a variety of leadership roles during her 23-year tenure at the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), including serving as associate and interim director of ODE’s Office for Exceptional Children, and executive director of the Department’s Center for School Improvement.