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Crane Celebrates 30 Years With TAESE

Sue Reeves


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Shauna Crane
Shauna Crane

Shauna Crane started her career at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities in September 1985, and recently celebrated 30 years of service. She was a staff member at the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education project that provided technical assistance in special education to 11 State Education Agencies in that region. During that time, she served in library services, information services, program coordination, and technical assistance.

Crane then became the program coordinator for the entire Regional Resource Center Program and now serves as a staff member at TAESE (the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education) as a program coordinator for two OSEP Centers, the Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) and the Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID). She also provides other technical assistance for a variety of TAESE projects.

“Shauna has been extremely efficient and effective in all her assignments and is greatly respected across the country,” said John Copenhaver, director of TAESE.

“I don’t feel old enough to have worked in one place for 30 years!” Crane said.

“I have really appreciated the flexibility,” she said, explaining how her work schedule has ranged from part-time to full-time over the years. “The flexibility and the way they worked with my situation made it so I could do it. This wasn’t in my field or even in my interest area, but it’s been a really nice place to work. I’m not sure how you could do it better.”

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