Sally Roller – Title IX and Education Investigations Lead Investigator

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ILG is excited to highlight Sally Roller, Esq. who joined our firm in 2021.  Sally has been focusing on Title IX investigations and Hearing Officer projects. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this practice area and is an excellent resource for current and prospective clients.

Sally is from Warwick, Rhode Island.  In 2007, she graduated from Boston College with a double major in Secondary Education and History as well as a minor in special education.  She stayed for an additional year at Boston College for her Masters in Moderate Special Needs (5-12).  Then, graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2011.

Sally had the opportunity to spend her career in both the private and public sectors.  She spent about half of her career in medical malpractice defense litigation, representing healthcare professionals in malpractice actions and licensing hearings.  The other half of her career in the public sector at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in the K-12 Education Unit.  In the K-12 Education Unit, she had an opportunity to represent the State Board of Education in teacher licensing matters and provide counsel to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Charter School Institute.  Her experience in both public and private sectors has set her up for success at ILG!  We asked Sally a few questions about herself:

  • What do you love to do in your free time?

What free time?! Ha. As a mom of two young girls, I don’t find that I have much free time.  However, when I do, I love to run outside and enjoy the fresh air.  I am currently trying to add some mileage into my current running routine so that I can start training for the Chicago Marathon in October 2022. If you see the last person cross the finish line, that will be me!

I also love, love the water – beach or pool.  I have been enjoying teaching my two girls how to swim and have been proud to see how much they also love the water.  We like to joke in our family that our girls are “part fish.” My husband and I are also teaching our girls how to ski, play tennis, and golf so that we can all have fun enjoying sports together.

  • Any are you passionate about?

I am passionate about education and people with disabilities, especially considering my education background.  I am running the Chicago Marathon for a charity – the Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-on-one friendships, employment, and leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This charity is especially meaningful because my cousin, who has Down Syndrome, became involved and benefited from the program.

  • What are some facts that people don’t know about you?

I have a life goal of getting a stamp at all U.S. National Parks (which includes battlefields, monuments, seashores, etc.).  Currently, the National Park System encompasses 423 National Park sites throughout the U.S.  I have been to 179 National Park sites, so only 244 to go (yikes!). My friends and family think that I should narrow my goals and only visit the 63 National Parks.  I have been to 28 of 63, so still lots of more travel to do! I can’t seem to narrow my dream, so you will see me wanting to travel to obscure and random places in the U.S. to get a stamp.

Sally and her husband playing golf.

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