Bill East

Bill East
Bill East
Dr. Bill East is the Executive Director for the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), a membership organization representing states and federal jurisdictions responsible for implementing the IDEA.

Dr. East provides leadership for the Alexandria, Virginia based organization that focuses on partnerships for assisting states to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. He has worked on special education policy issues for years as Alabama’s state director of special education and in his current role at NASDSE.

Dr. East is the Principal Investigator for two OSEP funded projects, the IDEA Partnership and the National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers (The Personnel Center). He has a strong interest and commitment for promoting Communities of Practice, Response to Intervention, and well as quality programs in Transition and Low Incidence Disabilities.

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