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Kathy Haberer

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Kathy Haberer is the Director of Student Development and Counseling at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, where her responsibilities include planning programs and coursework for students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, low college placement test scores and other learning problems. She is a member of the College’s Student Success Team and has been instrumental in developing co-requisite remediation courses and providing training for other Illinois community college as they develop co-requisite remediation. From 2009 through 2013, she was the Director of the college’s Fund for Improvement in Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant to implement, test, and refine replicable instructional and student support strategies that improve student performance and success rates. From 2013 through 2017, she managed a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities to provide authentic transition for high school seniors at the College. Kathy is a Past President, Treasurer and Secretary of MRADE (the Midwest Regional Association for Developmental Education), the NADE (National Association for Developmental Education) 2004 Conference Hospitality Chair, former Co-chair of the NADE Learning Disabilities Special Interest Group, founding Chair of the NADE Learning Communities Special Interest Group, and a Special Learning Needs Resource Specialist. Besides her MRADE and NADE memberships and activities, Kathy is a member of Illowa chapter of the Association for Disabilities in Higher Education and the Madison County Transition Planning Council. She has taught in a variety of settings including as a middle school teacher in regular and special education classrooms, a GED/Adult Education teacher, a college developmental reading and study skills instructor, adjunct instructor in Education and a teacher trainer. She has presented on developmental education and disability support topics at regional and national conferences, including AHEAD, MRADE, NADE, and Innovations. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Sociology from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Education degree from George Mason University.