Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

We are excited to offer two research and policy webinar opportunities to our community.

Please RSVP today to reserve your spot. There is no cost to you.


Tuesday, 11/19, 4pm: Research and Policy on Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Shortages: Overview of National Efforts

Join our panel of policy experts including Dr. Kimberly Knackstedt (Senior Disability Policy Advisor for the Democrats on the Senate HELP Committee under Ranking Member Murray) and Dr. Mary Brownell (Professor and Director, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center, University of Florida), moderated by Dr. Jane West from AACTE.

Moderated by Dr. Sarah Nagro.

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Monday, 12/2, 4pm: Virginia State-level Efforts to Address the Teacher Shortage

Panel of state leaders including Deans Mark Ginsberg (GMU) and Andrew Daire (VCU) and Dr. LaRon Scott from the VCU School of Education, Minority Educators Recruitment, Retention, & Equity Center (MERREC).

Moderated by Dr. Jane West.

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Archived recordings will be available. Email Dr. Sarah Nagro at snagro@gmu.edu for more information.