Wednesday, July 8, 2009
President Barack Obama has nominated Kansas Education Commissioner Alexa Posny for a position in the U.S. Department of Education.
Posny was nominated to serve as assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services.
She was deputy commissioner of education in Kansas from 2001 to 2006 before she resigned to become director of the office of special education for the U.S. Department of Education.
Posny returned to the state to become Kansas education commissioner in 2007.
Her nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.