Team Member Biography: Portia McClain, M.ED

Portia McClain, M.ED

Portia McClain born and raised in Chicago Illinois and moved to Minneapolis Minnesota October 1985. She attended school at the University of Minnesota. Portia is working toward a doctorate in Education. The topic of her dissertation is Language and Culture and how that plays a role in assessment of children of color in special education. Currently Portia is working in a suburban high school as a Cultural Liaison/Student Learning Advocate and also is Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, teaching a Masters level course Diversity in Education. Prior to working in the suburban high school Portia worked in Minneapolis public schools, teaching Kindergarten and as Testing and Curriculum coordinator. Portia also worked with others on the 1998 version of Reducing Bias in Special Education.

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