Leah Voorhies

Assistant Superintendent of Student Support (State Director of Special Education)
Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Leah Voorhies, PhD, works at the Utah State Board of Education as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support and is a licensed school psychologist. Dr. Voorhies is responsible to supervise all Federal programs including special education and Title I, as well as the School Improvement, Prevention, Counseling, Adult Education, Safe and Healthy Schools, Child Nutrition, and Youth in Care programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in school psychology, and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology, all from Brigham Young University. She then earned an Education Administration/Supervision credential from Utah State University. Dr. Voorhies was an instructor at Salt Lake Community College for seven years in both the Education and Social Sciences departments. She served for three years as Co-Chair of the Utah Child Welfare Improvement Committee that advised the Division of Child and Family Services; the Chair of a non-profit foundation, the Utah Deaf and Blind Children’s Fund for ten years; was the elected Utah delegate to the National Association of School Psychologist’s leadership assembly for three years; and is currently a Board member of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Dr. Voorhies does educational humanitarian work in Kenya through the 501c3, RaFIKis, and in Central America through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.