Dec. 5, 2011
New special education leader named by state department of education
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond announced today that Peg Brown-Clark has been selected as the state’s new assistant commissioner of exceptional student services. She will manage the state’s unit that oversees special education, and gifted and talented education.
Brown-Clark currently serves in a similar position with the Wyoming Department of Education where she is the division director of special education programs. In that role she also serves as Wyoming’s state director of special education.
Brown-Clark has more than 30 years of education experience ranging from serving as a teacher, a state special education director and the state’s top special education leader. She’s been tapped for other state leadership roles including serving on the Wyoming Governor’s Council for Developmental Disabilities, the Wyoming Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council and she serves as a member of the Wyoming Planning Taskforce for At-Risk Children.
Active in national special education issues, Brown-Clark currently serves as the president of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. She’s also served that organization as its president-elect and as a board member. She’s a regular presenter at a variety of state and national conferences on special education issues.
Brown-Clark earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming. She went on to earn two master’s degrees – one from the University of Northern Colorado in special education and the other from the University of Wyoming in educational leadership. She will begin her duties at the Colorado Department of Education in February 2012.