Debora Howser has been named the executive director of Special Services for USD 383.
Howser comes to USD 383 from Topeka Public Schools where she serves as a consulting teacher. Prior to that, she was the Director of Special Services for USD 372 in Silver Lake for five years. She has also been a special education teacher in several Kansas school districts.
She has a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Interrelated Special Education from Washburn University. She is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University.
Howser will begin her position on July 1. She replaces Pam Russell who is retiring on June 30.