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New Director of Special Services - Nicki Seeley
New Director of Special Services - Nicki Seeley
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Nicki Seeley has been named the new Director of Special Services for Derby Public Schools. She will begin on July 1 following Luan Sparks’ move to the Director of Alternative Learning role for Derby Public Schools.

Seeley is currently serving as an Assistant Director of Special Services for Derby Public Schools. She has lived and worked in Derby since the summer of 2014. Her husband, Shane, is also Assistant Principal at Derby High School. Some of her key duties include: recruiting, hiring and retaining certified and classified special education staff, overseeing district nurses and health needs for students, overseeing 504 processes and procedures, supporting secondary students and families including transition services, as well as serving on multiple district committees and in professional organizations.

"I am excited to continue working in our Special Services Department in this leadership role,” Seeley said. “Working with our students and families to build the skills necessary for the next steps in their lives is something I have always been passionate about."

Seeley’s education includes a Bachelors in Business Education from Kansas State University in 2007, a Masters in Special Education from Emporia State University in 2012 and Building Leadership Endorsement from Fort Hays State University in 2017. She has worked in Special Education in Maize as an adaptive math teacher before serving three years teaching Project SEARCH for Derby Public Schools. Additional leadership roles all at Derby Public Schools include: Special Services Coordinator 2017-January 2019, Interim Special Services Director 2019 and Assistant Director of Special Services 2019-Present. Since 2018, she has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Friends University.

View a PDF of the news release HERE.

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