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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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New Report – Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 2 weeks ago

NCLD is proud to announce the release of Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities. This new report provides the first national analysis of how state plans include and serve students with disabilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation’s new K-12 education law. NCLD is committed to improving outcomes for students … Continue reading New Report – Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

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