|Alexa Posny speaks to audience members after the forum (Photo credit: Medill DC)|
Friday, August 10, 2012
Message to You from Alexa Posny
As you may have heard Alexa Posny is stepping down as Assistant Secretary of Education for OSERS, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Dr Posny has been nice enough to allow me to interview her for the readers of this blog.This link is an index of the posts in the series presenting the interview.
When I heard that she was leaving, I asked her if she had any message for our readers as she left this important position. I received this reply:
During my time at the Department, I served as a voice for State Chiefs, State Department and Local Education Agency Administrators, as well as educators and related services staff, helping the Department advance its agenda in the field. The work and initiatives that I oversaw had a wide-ranging impact, from issuing IDEA Part C (Infants and Toddlers) regulations; to developing a disability policy strategy that integrates students with disabilities into all aspects of the department’s work; to supporting programs that help individuals with disabilities become gainfully employed, self-sufficient and independent; to supporting advances in disability research; and in administering billions of dollars through OSERS formula and discretionary grants. I am honored to have been able to serve in this position and to serve this administration as we strive to improve results and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Good luck Alexa.