Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center)
Cynthia Curry is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center). She is responsible for ensuring that the Center meets its goal to increase the use of accessible educational materials and accessible technologies by learners with disabilities across preK-12, higher education, and workforce development.
Instructional Designer & Research Associate
As an instructional designer and research associate, Kevin works to design accessible educational technologies and curricula by understanding user needs and applying the latest research from the learning sciences. As a former high school teacher and an individual with a reading disability, Kevin is passionate about leveraging research to help students with learning disabilities realize their potential.
Director, The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education
Dr. Paul Yellin is the founding director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City, established in 2007. For the previous five years he served as National Director of the Student Success Program at the All Kinds of Minds Institute ...
Director of Educational User Experience Design
As Director of Educational User Experience Design, Kim Ducharme heads up design strategy and user experience for the development of interactive learning environments and tools that expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. She leverages ...
Director of Technical Assistance
Joy Smiley Zabala is a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala has earned international recognition ...
Senior Policy Analyst; Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...
Superintendent, Andover (MA) Public Schools
On July 1, 2015, Dr. Sheldon H. Berman assumed the superintendency of the Andover Public Schools in Massachusetts, as their interim superintendent for 2015-16...
Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning
As Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning, Jenna W. Gravel works to connect research and practice by supporting educators to apply UDL to the classroom in order to engage all learners in rich, sophisticated learning opportunities. Specifically, Dr. Gravel’s research explores the intersections of UDL and disciplinary thinking in English Language Arts (ELA) and the ways that these intersections can promote diverse learners’ engagements in discipline-specific practices, commitments, and habits of mind. She studies these themes by drawing from approaches that emphasize partnerships between researchers and practitioners in order to examine interventions through iterative cycles of inquiry. She seeks to explore how these research-practice collaborations can serve as meaningful sources of professional learning for educators.
Director, Learning Disabilities Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Deborah Waber is a developmental neuropsychologist who has carried out extensive research on typically developing children and children with learning disorders with a variety of etiologies, both developmental and secondary to medical illnesses. Her research ...
Senior Research Scientist