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Karen Golembeski

Karen Golembeski

Assistant Director of School Transformation

Karen Golembeski is the assistant director of school transformation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Based out of NCLD’s Washington, DC, office, she leads several education programs and collaboratives for the organization, focused on supporting NCLD’s efforts in the areas of learning and attention issues, response to intervention (RTI) and early childhood education. Karen’s previous work with the organization includes serving as NCLD’s assistant director of public policy and directing the organization’s Get Ready to Read! initiative.

Before joining NCLD, Karen worked as a special assistant to former Governor Bill Richardson, was the deputy director of the Scheduling Advance Office at the Department of Energy during the Clinton/Gore administration, and served as a White House intern for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Karen holds a B.A. in humanities and early childhood education from Lesley College and an Ed.M. in education policy from the Harvard School of Education.

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NCLD Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

Nearly 500 people gathered at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street in March to celebrate NCLD’s 40th anniversary. That’s 40 years of progress in improving the lives of the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues in the U.S. The guest list illustrated the diversity of people who we serve: parents, educators, employers, … Continue reading NCLD Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

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