Douglas Little brings a professional lifetime of experience in special education to Key2Ed, Inc. After beginning his career as a teacher and principal in Tennessee, he has since served at the local, state, federal and higher education levels of public education. His experience in federal, state and local educational administration is as extensive as his experience in the interpretation and application of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations.
For the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Washington, D.C., Little served as Education Program Specialist and State contact person where he was responsible for monitoring States’ implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (Part B). While fulfilling the responsibilities of the position, he was honored with the 1994 Leadership Award from the US Department of Education.
Prior to joining OSEP, he worked for several years with the Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, as an Education Specialist, Secondary Education Staff and Secondary Education Coordinator.
Within the State of Tennessee, Little served as Director of Special Education for the Bradley County Board of Education, (Bradley, TN) and Cleveland City Schools, (Cleveland, TN). While Director of the Cleveland City Schools program, the governor recognized the system as an A+ system, a highly coveted recognition. In 1984 the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Governor of the State of Tennessee, named Little Aid De Camp, Governor’s Staff.
In addition, he has also served as Director of Special Education for Montgomery Public Schools, (Montgomery, AL), and Assistant Superintendent for the San Francisco Unified School District.