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Claudia Koochek

Claudia Koochek is the head of school at Westmark School in Encino, California, and a well-known educator in the LD community. She serves on the board of directors at Parent Education Network (PEN) and at Dyslexic Advantage, and on the advisory board of the Dyslexia Center at University of California, San Francisco.

Born and raised in El Salvador, Koochek taught vision-impaired students as well as students with multiple disabilities before relocating to the United States at the age of 21. She spent the next 20 years as a teacher and administrator at Charles Armstrong School, in Belmont, California, before being appointed head of school. Koochek holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master of arts degree, and a credential in special education

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May Policy News Round-Up

  RISE Act Reintroduced in the Senate The Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate earlier this month. The RISE Act, which amends the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), has been one of NCLD’s major legislative priorities. The RISE Act focuses on three critical issues to ensure that students with … Continue reading May Policy News Round-Up

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