As an assistant director on the Special Education and Title Services team at the Kansas State
Department of Education (KSDE), Laura brings her expertise as an attorney to the oversight of the
team’s integrated accountability efforts. This includes dispute resolution, integrated monitoring
and technical assistance across special education and title requirements, SPP/APR
responsibilities, significant disproportionality, and oversight of the state’s seclusion and restraint
requirements and technical assistance. Laura has been with KSDE for eight years, five as an
attorney and three in her current position.