Sean Virnig
Associate Director, State Special School and Services Division
California Department of Education

A Minnesota native, Sean Virnig, Ph.D. is currently Associate Director of the State Special School and Services Division, California Department of Education. Dr. Virnig has served in various capacities in primary and secondary education, higher education, and state government after graduating cum laude from Gallaudet University. He also holds a Masters in Educational Psychology and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development with an emphasis in Education Policy, both from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In his personal time, he enjoys building up and riding bicycles of his design and walking feisty brindle and blue family Boston Terriers with his wife, Anna, and their two teenage KODA children.