Commissioner – Rehabilitation Services Administration
— Delegated the Duties of OSERS Assistant Secretary
Mark Schultz is the commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Education, delegated the duties of assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services. In this capacity, he advises the secretary on matters related to the education of children and youth with disabilities, as well as employment for youth and adults with disabilities. The mission of his office is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes, and to raise expectations for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the nation.
Prior to joining the department, Schultz served as a deputy commissioner at the Nebraska Department of Education, where his division included the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Special Education.
Prior to his role at the Nebraska Department of Education, Schultz served as both the director and associate director with Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, director of the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership, and as a barrier-free design specialist for the League of Human Dignity, an organization promoting independent living for people with disabilities. He has also served as a president of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and a member of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information Technology Steering Committee.
Schultz received a bachelor’s in architectural studies from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a master’s in public administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.