The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access
The Smithsonian was founded on the principle that education can empower a nation and enlighten the world. Smithsonian educators activate that principle every day. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access (ASEA) was organized to build a learning community dedicated to revitalizing education and broadening access, particularly through research and evaluation that lead to excellence. Under the leadership of Assistant Secretary Claudine K. Brown, ASEA brings focus to the great diversity that characterizes education at the Smithsonian.