Katie Novak is the Assistant Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts and a leading expert on Universal Design for Learning implementation. With 13 years of experience in teaching and administration and an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, Novak designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of UDL. She is author of two other books, UDL Now! and UDL in the Cloud (with Tom Thibodeau). Kristan Rodriguez is Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum director, and college instructor. She has presented nationally on leadership and learning for the past 15 years.
"Access to educational opportunities is more important than ever. Universal design for learning is an important tool for ensuring that all students have access to the knowledge and ideas that are essential to further education, careers, and citizenship--and thus to a full life." -- Mitchell D. Chester, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education.