experience as a teacher, diagnostician, school psychologist, site administrator, and in various central office leadership positions in special education, including service as an assistant superintendent. He has provided leadership to school systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Santa Ana, California, and Texas. He was a member of the NRC Committee on Goals 2000 and the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in educational studies from the University of Washington.

Sharon Vaughn is the Mollie V. Davis professor at the University of Texas, Austin. Her areas of research and professional expertise include reading for children with learning and behavioral problems, social development and self-concept of children with learning and behavior problems, and the development of inclusion programs that address academic success for all children in general education classrooms. She worked as a public school teacher from 1973 to 1980. She has a Ph.D. in education and child development from the University of Arizona.

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