Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann

Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann

Executive Director and Chief Scientist at EdTogether

Brief Biography

Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, EdD., is Executive Director and Chief Scientist at EdTogether, and an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches the course “Emotion in Learning.”

Over the course of her career, she has built a strong program of work that bridges research and practice to broaden the participation of vulnerable youth in education. Dr. Rappolt-Schlichtmann’s research and development efforts are focused on the design and study of inclusive learning experiences, how these environments are experienced by students with disabilities, and the relationship to learning, thriving and achievement therein. She is actively engaged in facilitating connections between research and practice both through her design and development efforts for inclusion and direct consultation/coaching to schools on Universal Design for Learning.

Dr. Rappolt-Schlichtmann's work has been supported through funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Oak Foundation and others. Her research has been published in many refereed journals, and she is often invited to speak nationally and internationally with recent engagements including: NCLD's Dyslexia Day on Capitol Hill and testimony at the Aspen Institute’s Senior Congressional Education Staff Retreat, “New Directions in Educational Innovation and Implications for Federal Policy.”

She is leading the Voices from the Field effort to collect and share innovative practices of educators during the pandemic at the Educating All Learners Alliance. Dr. Schlichtmann is herself a person with dyslexia. Follow her @g_schlichtmann.

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