Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, a practicing leader in education, and author of 4 books published by CAST Professional Publishing. Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.
Lindie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Novak Educational Consulting and oversees all marketing, design, and, communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a certificate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Lindie has two children and is based in Barrington, RI.
With twenty years of experience in elementary and secondary education, Tara is one of the most creative, innovative educators today. With undergraduate degrees in special education and psychology and a graduate degree in reading and language, Tara has the unique perspective of practicing UDL as a special educator, a reading interventionist and a classroom teacher.
Zach Smith is a District Instructional Specialist within Sanger Unified School District and Educational Consultant and Online Course Instructor with Novak Educational Consulting. Zach spends most of his day at Sanger as a key figure facilitating the district-wide roll-out of Universal Design for Learning.
Jennifer Quinn holds a M.Ed. in Reading and Language for all grade levels. She has a strong knowledge base and background in reading, language arts, spelling, writing, the co-teaching model, assessment, integration of technology as a teaching and learning tool, and universally designed instruction.