Teri Engler

Teri Engler

Partner
Ms. Engler received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1976 and worked as a high school Spanish teacher before earning her J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1980. For the past four decades, her school law practice has been concentrated in the areas of special education/disability law and other student issues. Ms. Engler has successfully represented school districts and special education cooperatives throughout Illinois in administrative and judicial proceedings, including proceedings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, over the years. Ms. Engler is a member of many professional organizations in the fields of law education and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s School of Law and School of Education and on the Illinois Attorney General’s Special Committee on Special Education, the Illinois Council of School Attorneys’ Executive and Special Education Committees (she is currently the Chair of the ICSA), and the Special Education Advisory Board of National-Louis University. She regularly lectures on special education and other school law topics at local, state and national conferences, training programs, and webinars, and has frequently been recognized by Chicago Magazine as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in the area of schools and education. In 2018, the second edition of Ms. Engler’s resource guide, “Assistive Technology In Special Education,” was published by LRP Publications.

PRACTICE
2010 Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
2009 Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
1980 Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
1980 Admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Illinois Association of School Boards/Council of School Attorneys
       – Chair and Member of Executive Committee and Special Education Committee
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education
National Association of School Boards/Council of School Attorneys

LECTURER
Local
Chicago Association of School Psychologists
Northwestern University, School of Education
Northern Illinois University, School of Education
Aurora University, School of Education

Illinois
School districts, special education cooperatives, and regional offices of education throughout Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education
Illinois Council for Exceptional Children
Illinois Association of School Boards
Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Illinois Principals Association
Illinois School Psychologists Association
Illinois Special Education Leadership Academy
Superintendents Commission for the Study of Demographics & Diversity
Medical Educational Services/Professional Development Network

National
Ohio State Support Team, Region I
Texas Assistive Technology Network/Region 4, Education Service Center
NYC Special Education Collaborative
Colorado Statewide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center,
        Colorado Department of Education
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
American Association of State Policy Services
Education Law Association
LRP National Institutes on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities,
        School Attorneys Conference, and national audio conferences and webinars
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Council of Administrators of Special Education (fall 2021)