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Katie Aholt

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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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Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

WASHINGTON–For years, countless children with disabilities in Texas have been denied services they are guaranteed by law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Yesterday’s findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) confirm the serious and systemic failure to serve children under IDEA that has taken place … Continue reading Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

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