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Chair
U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
Administrator
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Secretary
Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Secretary
Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Secretary
Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez

 

Kenneth R. Warlick, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Kenneth Warlick currently serves as Director of the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, Dr. Warlick served as Associate Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education (1991 to 1998), first heading the Office of Special Instructional Service and subsequently the Office of Learning Programs Development. During his tenure, Dr. Warlick designed a plan to improve relations between the State education department and various child-parent advocacy groups, helped lead an effort to completely revise the special education code to clearly distinguish between best practices and legal mandates, and helped implement the Kentucky Education Reform Act, a major legislative package intended to improve the quality of Kentucky schools. From 1998 to his January 2000 appointment to the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Warlick directed the Inclusive Large Scale Standards and Assessment Group within the University of Kentucky's Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute. In that position, he led work on alternate assessments for special needs populations and helped develop alternate assessment principles in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Tennessee. Dr. Warlick's earlier work experience includes supervising a dropout prevention program in New Bern, NC, serving as an assistant principal and later local director of special education in Durham, NC, and serving as associate superintendent in Warren County, NC. Dr. Warlick holds doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees in education.


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