Patricia Templin is the Director of the Compliance and Assistance Division, which works to assure a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, and to support their families and schools in that endeavor. The Division manages federally mandated monitoring activities of both program and fiscal special education and the special education dispute resolution system. The Division administers the maltreatment of minors program, and provides technical assistance and training in regard to compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
Before joining the Department, Ms. Templin served as legal counsel to school districts in Arizona and Texas for approximately eighteen years. She previously worked for the Arizona Department of Education as a consultant to the Division of Exceptional Student Services, and is a former Special Education Director and teacher.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.