Shauna Crane Appointed as TAESE Associate Director
The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) announces the appointment of Shauna Crane as its new Associate Director. Crane has been part of the organization for over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the position. Crane began her career at the Center for Persons with Disabilities in September 1985. 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 has most recently served 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), work she will continue following her Associate Director appointment. Crane also provides other technical assistance for a variety of TAESE projects. TAESE is the Technical Assistance division of the CPD. The main focus and purpose of TAESE is to provide technical assistance in special education and to build the capacity of State Departments of Education, school districts, and charter schools to better serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.