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Kevin Hager

Kevin Hager

Managing Director, Understood
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, NCLD

As chief digital officer for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Kevin Hager’s primary responsibility is to lead Understood.org’s strategy and operations across the group ecosystem to support parents of the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues.

Under Hager’s leadership, Understood has grown since its launch in October 2014 into an active online resource and community, reaching nearly 2 million visitors per month through personalized resources, tools and expert access. His passion for learning and attention issue advocacy comes from his personal experience living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prior to Understood and NCLD, Hager served as development director at DoSomething.org and managed the creation of the Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas. He also worked in politics, in press and campaign management roles.

Hager serves on the national advisory board for SXSWEdu, is secretary of the board of directors for the Dramatists Guild Fund and regularly speaks at conferences, including the World Economic Forum, on development strategies.

From the blog

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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