Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (2007)
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Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann is an applied education scientist by training, but her experience as a person with a learning disability has made her keenly aware of the unique strengths and perspective disability can afford. She believes the best way to transform education is to do it in partnership with vulnerable youth and their teachers, with evidence and by design. Over her career she has developed a strong program of research and development that reimagines the design of educational programs, interventions, and technology to support and empower youth with disabilities in learning. Her work is focused on social and emotional learning, and is anchored by a commitment to bringing evidence-based solutions from the learning sciences to practical implementation at scale. 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 multiple journals, and she is co-editor of A Research Reader in Universal Design for Learning (Harvard Education Press, 2012).
She is often invited to speak nationally and internationally with recent engagements including: 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." In addition to her role at HGSE, she is Executive Director and Chief Scientist at EdTogether, a not-for-profit focused on empowering youth with disabilities to imagine and realize a meaningful education by harnessing the power of emotion in learning. Rappolt-Schlichtmann holds a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology with a focus in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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National Institutes of Health Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Student Educator Award, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Diverse Developmental Pathways, Multiple Levels of Organization and Embedded Contexts: Examining the "Whole Child" to Generate Useable Knowledge (with C. Ayoub),(forthcoming)
Reframing Intervention Evaluation with Maltreated Children: Applying Individual Growth Modeling and a Bio-Behavioral Approach (with C. Ayoub and K.W. Fischer),(forthcoming)
"Childrens Learning About Water in a Museum and in the Classroom," in Early Childhood Research Quarterly (with H. Tenenbaum and V. Zanger),(2004)
Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning (with A. Meyer, D. Rose, and N. Strangman),(2002)
"Nigrostriatal Catecholamine Metabolism in Guinea Pigs is Altered by Purine Enzyme Inhibition," in Experimental Brain Research (with W. Church),(1999)
"Adult Rats Stressed as Neonates Show Exaggerated Behavioral Responses to Both Pharmacological and Environmental Challenges," in Behavioral Neuroscience (with P. Kehoe, W. Shoemaker, L. Triano, and M. Callahan),(1998)