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Mark Ward has been an attorney with the Kansas State Department of Education for the past 19 years. His primary duties with the department are providing technical assistance to the department, school officials, advocacy groups, and parents with regard to special education legal matters. He also coordinates the state’s special education dispute resolution processes, which include due process hearings, formal complaints and mediation. Mark is also a former Kansas high school teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling. For ten years, he and his wife, Julie, were Family Teachers at Boys Town, in Nebraska. There, he worked direction with boys who were experiencing difficulty at home and school, in a family setting.
Deborah McVey is a Master’s level consultant for the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network where she provides technical assistance and training on the Kansas statute and Kansas State Board of Education regulations regarding Emergency Safety Interventions, as well as IEP development and evaluation and eligibility for special education. She has also spent nearly 30 years as a school psychologist in various states. From 2010 to 2013, Deborah was a project specialist on the Kansas MTSS core team. She also served as a project coordinator for the K-STARS Project SPOT for 15 years.
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