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Dr. Stephen Fusco

Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Data Security

Dr. Stephen Fusco brings over twenty years of policy, law, and education experience to Special Olympics of Colorado. After practicing law for 14 years, Stephen worked as a special education teacher at a residential treatment facility for children with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities and was also in charge of a special education department at a large elementary school as a building leader. Stephen moved to Colorado to serve as Deputy General Counsel at an urban school district and later served as an educational advocate and pro bono attorney for families of children with special needs. Stephen currently serves as the Director of Legal Affairs and Data Security for HopSkipDrive, an organization dedicated to arranging safe, reliable transportation for youth, including individuals with disabilities. Stephen holds a PhD in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Denver where his research focuses on the analysis of discourse that perpetuates systems of oppression, particularly as it relates to students labeled disabled. He regularly teaches graduate-level classes at the Morgridge College of Education.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his husband Dale and their dog Phoebe. Stephen enjoys cooking, hiking 14’ers and traveling the world. He also volunteers his time as a member of Disability Law Colorado’s Board of Directors.