As Senior Project Director, Dr. Nick Easter works with several state agencies to design and develop web-based Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and differentiated monitoring and support (DMS), allowing LEAs and SEAs to effectively monitor, review, track, and report IDEA data. Nick enjoys using data analytics to help support clients in making data-driven decisions as well as supporting change management initiatives.
Nick brings over 20 years of experience in special education and data reporting and analysis. He has served as a special education teacher, Local Education Agency Director of Special Education, State Education Agency IDEA Monitoring Lead and IDEA Part B Data Manager. Nick has an Ed. D in Education Administration and a B.A. in Speech and Language Communication from Washington State University, a M.S. in Education of the Deaf from Idaho State University, and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
Nick lives in Kentucky on a mini farm with his wife, two sons, four dogs (three Samoyeds and one yellow lab), and rabbits. As a family, they love to travel and are very active with sports, playing football, wrestling, and lacrosse. They are also busy participating in the Rabbit Club, a 4-H sponsored club, where they raise and show Netherland Dwarf and Himalayan Rabbits at local and state 4-H events. They also breed and show Samoyeds, an AKC dog breed, and currently are showing their dogs at AKC Dog Shows.