Frank Podobnik Portrait

Frank Podobnik

TAESE Associate Director

Frank Podobnik began his career in special education in 1994 after completing his education in School Psychology at the University of Montana.  Frank worked in the elementary and middle school setting providing school psychology services until 2002, when he joined the Montana Office of Public Instruction as a School Improvement Specialist. In 2008 Frank became the IDEA Part B manager for Montana, and in 2012 he was selected to be the State Director of Special Education for Montana. In 2020 Frank received the Outstanding Advocate Award from the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) for is work to improve access to school mental health services in Montana.