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.