DFER Indiana Staff & Board of Advisors
DFER Indiana Staff:
Larry Grau, DFER Indiana State Director
Larry joined the DFER team at the end of 2010. He has over twenty years of experience in research, policy development and analysis, and evaluation, primarily in the areas of education and youth development. He was formerly the chief education policy advisor to Governor Frank O'Bannon, and served as the Education Finance Analyst for the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee prior to that.
Larry has been a consultant to school districts, state agencies, government entities, and various other public and private sector organizations. He has worked on numerous education, youth development, juvenile justice and other youth-directed policy initiatives and projects. Among those efforts was Indiana's sweeping accountability laws (which became PL 221), full-day Kindergarten legislation, one of the state's first charter schools bills, Freeways Schools (which granted wide-ranging flexibility and autonomy to schools) and a law to create a statewide early grade reading program, along with dozens of education finance provisions and policies. Larry also helped establish the Indiana Education Roundtable. He has authored books and articles on education finance, property taxes, and various topics related to education policy.
DFER Indiana Advisory Committee:
Mary Ann Sullivan