Marlene Simon-Burroughs

First Name: 
Marlene
Last Name: 
Simon-Burroughs

Dr. Marlene Simon-Burroughs is an Associate Division Director responsible for secondary education, transition, and postsecondary projects in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). In this position, Dr. Simon-Burroughs provides leadership to the team in the Research to Practice Division that administers OSEP's investments in national education research, model demonstration, technical assistance, personnel training, technology, and evaluation relating to secondary education, transition and postsecondary outcomes for youth with disabilities. She also helps to guide OSEP's collaboration in this area with other federal partners such as the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration as well as a host of external partners. Prior to joining OSEP, she worked as a Project Coordinator with the National Transition Network where she focused on providing technical assistance in implementing community-based vocational programs. She also worked for San Francisco State University as a Research Associate conducting studies on community-based instructional programs and inclusion and as a Field Supervisor/Teacher Trainer in the Learning Handicapped Teacher Credential Program. Marlene Simon-Burroughs holds a Ph.D. in special education from the University of California at Berkeley with emphasis in secondary education, special education policy and family involvement.