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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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NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

“Nothing About Us Without Us” I find myself saying this countless times as I work on NCLD’s Young Adult initiatives. Too often, important decisions are made for people, not with people. In an effort to change this dynamic, NCLD is bringing together young leaders with learning and attention issues so they can gain knowledge and … Continue reading NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

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