Kelsey R. Ortiz

Kelsey Ortiz
  • Director of iDEC

Contact Info

Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045


Kelsey Ortiz is the founder and director of the Inclusive Digital Era Collaborative (iDEC). Kelsey supports state efforts to have deeper policy discussions around digital learning and equal access for all students. Her work with state education agencies includes IDEA policy development in online learning environments, IEP compliance and training in virtual schools, and advocacy for parents seeking equitable school choice options. Kelsey’s background as a special education teacher and vocational rehabilitation counselor provide her with critical insight into the needs of students with disabilities is community-based environments.