CCSSO - Council of Chief State School Officers

11/15/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/15/2017 17:24

11/15/17: CCSSO Director of Special Outcomes Nominated to US Department of Education Post

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2017) - President Trump on Thursday announce his intent to nominate Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Collett currently serves as Director of Special Education Outcomes at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about Collett's nomination:

'Congratulations to Johnny Collett. Johnny recognizes we must set high expectations and provide the necessary supports for each and every child to create a more equitable education system. He has experience at the national, state and local level that will be a strong asset to the U.S. Department of Education.'


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.