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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 policy blog

Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

Written by Maria Bucon-Scales and Ace Parsi | 3 days ago

One of the challenges students can face within our current education system is being presented with curriculum that they struggle to connect with. Many of our education reform efforts fail because students are disengaged and end up dropping out of a system that does not meet their needs or prepare them for the future. Brain … Continue reading Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

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