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Katie Aholt

Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, Understood

Katie is the Chief of Staff to the Managing Director at Understood.org. Before joining Understood.org, Katie was Chief of Staff to Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach for All and founder of Teach for America. At Teach for All, a network of almost 50 independent partner organizations and a global organization,  Katie worked with the CEO to accelerate the network’s progress through strategic partnership, supporting her internal and external communications, and facilitating her engagement with Teach For All staff, network partners, the Board of Directors, and external constituents.

Prior to Teach For All, Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and began her career as an educator teaching fourth grade outside of Washington DC. She then earned a Master of Arts in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

A Tennessee transplant, Katie resides in Brooklyn with her partner Paul.

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NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

On Monday, March 5th, NCLD brought together 450 friends and supporters for its Annual Benefit Dinner at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening celebrated the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues, reducing stigma and lifting up the voices of the young people, parents and educators who NCLD serves each day. … Continue reading NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

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