Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, EdD, is an applied education scientist and a person with dyslexia. She is the executive director and chief scientist at EdTogether, a not-for-profit organization focused on understanding the experience of vulnerable students in school and innovating solutions to broaden their participation. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she teaches a course on universal design for emotion in learning.
Before joining EdTogether, Rappolt-Schlichtmann was co-president and director for research at CAST. She worked for several years at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, studying post-traumatic stress disorder and its impact on attention, learning, and memory. She served as the solicitations editor of the Harvard Educational Review and as a research associate on several national research projects, including the national evaluation of Early Head Start.
Rappolt-Schlichtmann’s work is focused on reimagining the design of education and curriculum to support and empower youth with learning differences. Her work is anchored by a commitment to bringing evidence-based solutions from the learning sciences to practical implementation at scale. She is a national expert on Universal Design for Learning and on the role of emotion in learning. Her 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.