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Harry Cole

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Harry Cole is the Learning Specialist for the Tulane University Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. He is native to the New Orleans area and is a Tulane alum.

After graduating from Tulane, Harry and his wife moved to Texas, where he began training as an educator at the Houston Montessori Center. He earned his American Montessori Society (AMS) Secondary I/II Teaching Credential after a combined two years of study and practicum focusing on adolescent psychology, Montessori philosophy and pedagogical practices.

Harry was driven to understand the needs of all students, especially those who struggle in traditional learning environments. So, he quickly found himself training at the June Shelton School and Evaluation Center in Dallas to address the specific needs of students with learning differences and providing specific strategies for their success. Harry would later work for the Shelton Scholars program, using a multisensory structured language (MSL) approach to reading along with auditory discrimination and memory training in small group settings.

As Tulane continues building its student learning resources, this non-traditional Learning Specialist is a leadership role in the efforts to coordinate and promote cross-departmental learning resources, as well as to establish new resources for students, faculty, and staff. As an equal priority, Harry supports the academic achievement and persistence of Tulane students with learning disorders and disabilities whose challenges arise when those differences begin impacting other developmental and educational factors.