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Michele Rovins

Michele Rovins is the Area Director for the Special Education Policy and Practice team, and serves as the Deputy Director of the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. This national technical assistance center works with all 50 states and 10 other government entities to transform their systems in order to improve outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

Rovins has over 25 years of experience in the field of education, mostly focused on the education of children and youth with disabilities. Specializing in systems change, technology systems development, implementation, and evaluation, she has successfully managed several projects for the U.S. Department of Education and served as the chief of staff for the assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.