Kimberly J OsmaniExtension Associate
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Kim joined the Yang-Tan Institute as an Extension Associate in October 2017. In her position, Kim supports the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) as a Technical Assistance Liaison. In this role, Kim supports state VR agencies as they engage and serve opportunity youth with disabilities (e.g., youth in foster care or juvenile justice systems, youth experiencing homelessness, and youth who have dropped out) who are working toward competitive integrated employment. Kim has extensive experience in working with youth with disabilities--first as a special education teacher for ten years, then as an Associate State Director of Special Education Services at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and finally as the Statewide Transition Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Kim Chairs the Oklahoma Transition Council, is Secretary for Oklahoma’s Chapter of the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), and is Chair of the CEC-DCDT Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Currently, Kim is a Transition Scholar at the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment completing coursework toward her doctorate in special education with an emphasis on transition. Kim hopes to complete her degree program by May of 2019.
Master of Education 1998 – University of Oklahoma, Norman – Educational Administration
Master of Education 1994 – University of Florida, Gainesville – Special Education
B.A. 1993 – University of Florida, Gainesville – Special Education
A.A.S. 1990 – Broward Community College – Business Administration