Other positions that Dr. Posny has held included the deputy commissioner of education with KSDE, assistant commissioner for learning services, state director of special education, director of special education for the Shawnee Mission School District, director ofthe curriculum and instruction specialty option as part ofthe Title I Technical Assistance Center (TAC) network of TACs across the United States, and a senior research associate at Research and Training Associates in Overland Park, KS.
2010 CoNvENTIoN NEWS March 2–6, Chicago n SS07 Using Your Degree for Diplomacy: Putting Advocacy Into Action Alexa Posny to Present n SS11 Update on the Revision to the NASP Standards n SS12 State Credentialing Point Person Training Keynote in chicago n SS17 Promoting and Preserving School Psychology n SS20 Essential Tools for Early Career School Psychologists W ow! An already great convention lineup just n SS22 Grassroots Advocacy to Promote Your School Psychological Agenda got better. NASP is excited to announce that n SS23 Communication Matters: Preserving and Promoting Your Role in a Tough Alexa E. Posny, the newly appointed Assis- Professional Climate tant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s n SS28 Disproportionality: Implications for Policy and Action Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Ser- n SS29 National Public Policy Initiatives Supporting School Psychologists vices (OSERS), will be presenting a keynote address n SS31 Homophobia and Bullying: An Update and Call to Advocacy at the Chicago convention. She will be joining Salome n SY010 School Administrators as Key Team Members in Family/School Collabo- Thomas-EL on the program for the Opening General Session, Wednesday, March ration Initiatives 3, 2010. Previously, Dr. Posny served as commissioner for education for the state n SY028 Role of School Psychologists in a Community-Based School Readiness of Kansas and director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for Initiative the U.S. Department of Education. As OSEP Director, she assisted state and local efforts to effectively educate all children and youth with disabilities, served as the Consider making time in your busy convention schedule to add professional advo- primary communication link between OSEP and constituencies regarding the Ad- cacy to your skills development and increase your ability to be effective in every- ministration’s priorities and initiatives, responded to constituency concerns and thing else you do. needs, and provided leadership for development of national consensus on the is- sues facing special education. Other positions that Dr. Posny has held included the deputy commissioner of education with KSDE, assistant commissioner for learning services, state director American Red cross training in chicago T of special education, director of special education for the Shawnee Mission School he National Association of School Psychologists is actively engaged in the District, director of the curriculum and instruction specialty option as part of the American Red Cross disaster mental health partners efforts to increase capac- Title I Technical Assistance Center (TAC) network of TACs across the United ity to respond to community, regional, and national disasters. Many school States, and a senior research associate at Research and Training Associates in Over- psychologists have the necessary professional training and orientation needed to land Park, KS. become disaster mental health volunteers for the American Red Cross and to extend Throughout her career, Dr. Posny has been heavily involved in program, policy, their support to local communities. Specific Red Cross training is required. and compliance issues at the district, state, and federal levels. She also has been a The NASP convention will provide an important training opportunity for school teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and remains a teacher today, psychologists interested in becoming Red Cross disaster mental health volun- serving as adjunct faculty with the University of Kansas. Dr. Posny is widely recog- teers on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (SS06) Red Cross Training: nized as a visionary who sees the potential of response to intervention and other Foundations of Disaster Mental Health will be offered free of charge to convention initiatives deriving from special education to inform school improvement efforts attendees by Red Cross
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