Dixie Grupe, DESE Liaison

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of College and Career Readiness

Jefferson City, Missouri

My name is Dixie Grupe and I am the Social Studies Director at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  I taught social studies in Columbia Missouri for 31 years, before joining DESE in August 2016.  I also worked at the College of Education at UMC in Social Studies Education and through the MU Fellows Program.  Over the years, I have also worked with College Board through the AP program, with the SAT II World History exam and I have written world history curricular materials for McGraw-Hill. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my two grown children, to write historical fiction, and to travel with my husband. Ethiopia is our next destination.


P.O. Box 981

St. Joseph, MO 64502



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