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Marquis Who's Who Honors Tara Elizabeth Courchaine, EdD, for Expertise in Education

Tara Elizabeth Courchaine, EdD, honored for her dedication to supporting students with disabilities

In light of Dr. Courchaine's professional success she received an Award of Excellence for Collaboration and Partnerships from the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education

    FREDERICK, MD, April 04, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tara Elizabeth Courchaine, EdD, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Courchaine is a distinguished professional in education, currently serving as the Chief Research and Development Officer at CAST Inc. since 2021. In this capacity, she leads initiatives to enhance educational opportunities for students with disabilities through innovative research and development strategies. Among other responsibilities, Dr. Courchaine oversees all federally funded grants in K-12 education, provides assistance in grant proposal writing, and meets with teams to discuss budgets, evaluation plans, and project deliverables. As an expert in advocating for Universal Design for Learning, she has been instrumental in her role, with expertise spanning accessibility, special education, English language learners, and other underserved students, as well as creating inclusive learning environments.

Before joining CAST Inc., Dr. Courchaine was an Educational Program Specialist at the U.S. Department of Education from 2015 to 2021, where she served as a Project Officer and played a pivotal role in expanding the definition of print-accessible materials to include digital instructional materials, a significant advancement for students requiring accessible educational resources and materials. From 2007-2011, Dr. Courchaine was an adjunct professor and distance program coordinator at The George Washington University.

Building upon a solid academic foundation, Dr. Courchaine received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary's College of Maryland in 1999 and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002. She also earned a Doctorate in Special Education from The George Washington University in 2012.

Dr. Courchaine's professional affiliations reflect her commitment to her field. She is a member of several industry-related organizations, including the Council of Exceptional Children, the American Educational Research Association, Standards and Accessibility Reporting, the Consortium for School Networking, and the Assistive Technology Industry Association. Dr. Courchaine's involvement in these organizations underscores her dedication to staying abreast of current trends and contributing to the discourse on educational accessibility.

In light of Dr. Courchaine's professional success, she received an Award of Excellence for Collaboration and Partnerships from the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education.

As an educator and leader at CAST Inc., Dr. Courchaine plans to seek effective ways to bring about change and navigate various challenges. Her goal is to identify and utilize the most impactful levers to create positive societal change.

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