Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 have announced a new Director of Special Education.

Dr. Jessica Nelson will assume that role on July 1, replacing Interim Director Dr. Roger Christian, who is retiring in June, after replacing Andrea Tiede, who was promoted to Director of Teaching and Learning last year following the abrupt resignation of her predecessor Paula Hough. Nelson currently holds the same position with Geary County USD 475.

Prior to her current position, Nelson was a district level behavior consultant for USD 475 and began her career as a special education teacher at USD 383. She has also served as a board-certified behavior analyst and a university
instructor and assistant professor. She holds degrees in Elementary Education from Emporia State University and Special Education from Kansas State.

According to Wednesday’s school board meeting packet, Nelson will earn an annual salary of $107,000.

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