An Almquist, Ph.D. is an educator, advocate, and mother. She currently serves on the District of Columbia (DC) State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE), Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) for the DC public schools, and the Parent Leadership Board (PLB) for Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE). For nearly two decades, Dr. Almquist also served as a special education professor, curriculum specialist, master educator, and teacher in public, charter, and private institutions throughout the District.
Dr. Almquist earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in special education with a concentration in emotional behavioral disorders from the George Washington University, project management certificate from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from American University in secondary education, and a B.A. in organization and management studies from Gettysburg College. She has been a CEC member since 2008, and throughout her career, she has focused on advancements in special education and advocates for individuals with exceptionalities.