Executive Director and Co-Founder, National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools
Lauren Morando Rhim is executive director and co-founder of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (The Center), a nonprofit launched in 2013 and devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are able to access and thrive in charter schools. At the Center, Lauren leads organizational strategy and oversees research, advocacy, community projects, and coalition building.
A researcher at heart, she has published extensively about school reform and consults frequently with federal, state and local advocates, policy leaders and practitioners regarding pressing issues influencing the education of students with disabilities. Lauren has served on either her elected school board or a charter school board for the past eight years. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont, an MA from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland.