Fran Bay is the Collaboration Coach for Metro East Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS). GLRS is a statewide network which provides resources and support services to parents and teachers of students with disabilities. In her current capacity, Fran supports middle and high schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area which have elected to participate in Graduate First, a federally funded project designed to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate of students with disabilities. She is a 37-year veteran educator who has served as a school psychologist and as director of special education, student services, and testing. At the regional level, she has held positions as director of an assessment center for Georgia teacher certification, as a coordinator of training of state evaluation programs, and as a project facilitator for student achievement.