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Letter from the Director

The Letter from the Director reports monthly on ongoing initiatives, upcoming events, new opportunities and other matters about the ongoing work of the Center. The Letter is sent to staff of Regional Centers, other Content Centers, education leaders, researchers, technical assistance providers and others throughout the country.


By Dean Nafziger, Ph.D.

Director of the BSCP Center, Dr. Nafziger is a co-founding partner and CEO of Edvance Research, Inc. where he has also served as Director of the Regional Educational Laboratory–Southwest, operated through the Institute of Education Sciences for the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Nafziger has been involved in various aspects of public education for more than four decades, starting as a highschool mathematics teacher in the Boise, Idaho public schools, and later serving in leadership positions at some of the nation’s most respected education companies and institutions. He is very familiar with the work of LEAs and their relationship to SEAs having been Assistant Superintendent for the San Diego Unified School District.


For Technical Assistance requests and information please contact Lois Myran at:

Phone: 701-974-3644

Mail: The Building State Capacity and Productivity 9442 Capitol of Texas Highway N. Suite 150

Austin, Texas 78759



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The BSCP Center is funded by a cooperative agreement (#S283B120042) between the U.S. Department of Education and Edvance Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat. The findings and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the U.S. Department of Education.

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