Michael McCollum currently serves as Budget Coordinator for the IL IHE Partnership. Prior to this position, Mr. McCollum served as Co-Director of the Illinois ASPIRE South Project at SIUE and SIUC, which provided training and technical assistance in RtI/MTSS to schools in southern Illinois from 2006-2011. Before working with ASPIRE South, he served as Executive Director of the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County (1995-2006), the TENCO Regional Special Education Program (1980-1995) and the Educational Service Center 16 (1990-1995).
Mr. McCollum also worked at ISBE, where he served as a curriculum consultant and Statewide Coordinator of curriculum services to school districts. He began his career as a middle school and high school teacher in Ottawa, Illinois.