President Obama nominated Alexa Posny last week to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Here is the official press release.
OSERS is the subdivision of the federal Department of Education that deals with both special education and vocational rehabilitation for adults. Here is a link to the OSERS website.
Alexa Posny is currently the Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Education. She has formerly served as Director of the federal Office of Special Education Programs and as the state Special Education for Kansas. Here is another biography of the nominee.
I have seen her speak and she is a very effective and witty communicator. Good luck to the nominee from the special education law blog.