Molly Uhe-Edmonds currently serves as Director of Student Care at the Illinois State Board of Education which gives her the opportunity to collaborate with schools on decreasing the use of suspensions and expulsions for disproportionally impacted students and also work with districts on bullying prevention policies. Her position with ISBE gives her the privilege and honor of promoting LGBTQ+ inclusivity practices and supports. Previously she served as Deputy Director of Education at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Prior to DCFS, she was principal at the elementary and high school level. Uhe-Edmonds earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University, Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from University of Illinois-Springfield.