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Natalie Tamburello

Program Associate, Learning Resources & Research

Natalie Tamburello is the Program Associate for learning resources & research at NCLD.  She works on a number key projects including awards and scholarships, the Professional Advisory Board, and program planning for young adult initiatives.

Prior to joining the NCLD team, Natalie served as the program director for Student Advisors for Education (SAFE), the student branch of the Parents Education Network (PEN). After leaving SAFE she developed an empowerment program for incarcerated adults with learning disabilities.

Natalie received her BA in Psychology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. During her time at Whitman, she worked at both the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford and BrainLENS at the University of California – San Francisco, doing research on dyslexia and related issues such as motivation, mindset, grit and stereotype threat.  She then completed a M.Phil in Education at the University of Cambridge in England, focusing on leadership within the LD/ADHD community and the emerging learning rights movement.

Her many volunteer activities focus on non-profit organizations serving students underrepresented in our education system including PEN, Eye to Eye, Reimagine Learning and New Profit, and Headstrong Nation.

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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