Dr. Dorothy Van Horn Named President of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers

Dr. Dorothy K. Van Horn has been elected president of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC). This marks Dr. Van Horn’s second tenure at the NAPSEC helm, having previously served as president in 2010.

Dr. Van Horn’s appointment as president was announced at NAPSEC’s Leadership Conference, which took place recently in New Orleans.

“I’m honored to lead the association and the schools it represents,” said Dr. Van Horn. “I believe in the quality programs our member schools offer to students with disabilities as well as our mission, which is to be the indispensable voice and premier resource of the private special education community. Dr. Van Horn currently serves as President, Executive Director, Superintendent of Brookfield Schools in southern New Jersey, a NAPSEC member since 1998. NAPSEC was established in 1971 to represent private specialized education programs and their families. NAPSEC represents early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, post secondary services and adult living programs. Members serve both publicly and privately placed individuals with disabilities. The organization is located in Washington, DC.


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