Updates from the United States Department of Education
During this session, the U.S. Department of Education will provide updates on the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This session will feature staff from the Department’s Office of State Support, Office of Special Education Programs, and Office of the General Counsel.
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Leslie Clithero works in the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, supporting States to ensure successful implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. She brings to this role experience in implementing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, having previously worked in the Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Leslie holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.Ed. from Arizona State University; and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis.
Roberta Miceli serves as Deputy Director for the Office of State Support (OSS) in the U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department’s) Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. In this role, she leads the Department’s efforts to ensure that all States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico implement the ESEA.
Lisa Ramirez is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Formula Grants at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she oversees a broad range of management, policy, and program functions. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Ramirez served as the Director of the Office of Migrant Educaiton and the Director of the Office of School Support and Rural Programs.
Kay Rigling serves as the Deputy Assistant General Counsel. In this role, she supports OSS in the implementation of the ESEA.
Todd Stephenson has worked at the Department since 2005 and currently serves as a Management and Program Analyst in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of State Support. In this capacity he works with different aspects of the Title I, Part A program and other ESEA programs, including allocations and equitable services.