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Mimi Corcoran

President & CEO

As President & CEO, Mimi Corcoran leads NCLD and its efforts to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 Americans nationwide with learning and attention issues. Mimi has built a reputation as an innovator and change leader in the education and non profit sectors.

Prior to joining NCLD, Mimi worked on initiatives to protect the rights of underserved communities. Her work includes developing human capital for teacher and leadership preparation programs and Micro-Certification, transforming outcomes for children and families struggling with mental illness, and playing a key role in education reform in New York. Mimi served as a director for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, working globally and then in the United States on the “Poverty Alleviation Fund” that supported scalable and sustainable programs in education, workforce development, and benefits access.

Mimi serves on the boards of the Hunt Institute, ExpandED Schools and CIVIC Builders; and has been a speaker and panelist at such places as the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Social Impact Exchange, American Public Human Services Association, and Ascend at The Aspen Institute.

Mimi received her B.A. in English from Yale University and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University. She is the mother of four and resides in New York.

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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