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Director named for Office of Special Education Programs. (In Washington).

Stephanie Smith Lee, who was formerly a government affairs representative for the National Down Syndrome Society, will serve as director for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education.

From 2000-2002, she was a member of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act Advisory Panel, which made recommendations to the president, Congress and the Social Security Commission on ways to empower individuals with disabilities to enter the workforce. She has also served as a senior staff member for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and worked on employment and disability legislation for the chairman of the Subcommittee on Employment, Poverty and Migratory Labor.

In her new position, Lee will serve as a chief advisor to Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Robert Pasternack. Her duties will include administering programs and projects related to education, training and services for individuals with disabilities, and coordination of state formula and discretionary grant programs administered by OSEP.
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Title Annotation:Stephanie Smith Lee
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Date:Apr 1, 2002
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