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Kate Blanchard

Teach For America
Managing Director, National Education Initiatives
Kate Blanchard is the Managing Director of the Learner Variability and Special Education Initiative at Teach For America. She works to propel Teach For America forward in their systems change and educational equity – particularly in order to address ableism, and the ways in which it intersects with racism, classism, and other forms of systemic oppression. Kate collaborates with partners and advocates on disability justice, the neuroscience and theory behind Learner Variability and Universal Design for Learning, and the mindsets, knowledge, and skills leaders need to use the system of special education as a tool of empowerment.