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OSEP Director Added as a Featured Speaker

Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for the U.S. Department of Education, will be a Featured Speaker in San Francisco on Thursday, February 24th. In her presentation, “Great Expectations and Improving Results: OSEP and School Psychology in the Next Five Years,” Dr. Musgrove will discuss OSEP’s current priorities, challenges special education is facing, and what school psychologists can do to continue to fulfill critical roles in shaping improved results. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Musgrove has been a teacher, director of special education, assistant superintendant, State Director of Special Education for the Mississippi Department of Education, and most recently Director of Business Development for LRP Publications. Dr. Musgrove’s career is distinguished by her focus on improving outcomes for all children using collaborative problem-solving frameworks and data to influence systemic improvement decisions. Her efforts helped the state of Mississippi to improve reading and math outcomes for students with disabilities, increase inclusive practices and graduation rates, and reduce disproportionate identification of African American students for special education.