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Kent Gerlach

Kent GerlachKent Gerlach, EdD has been recognized nationally for his contributions, research and publications on topics related to paraeducators, including paraeducator employment, training, supervision, evaluation, and legal and ethical issues. He has presented numerous professional development workshops for teachers, paraeducators and administrators throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, he has served as a keynote presenter at numerous educational conferences and meetings.

Gerlach has co-edited several articles, book chapters, and professional development materials dealing with the roles of paraeducators and their supervisors. He co-authored the texts Supervising Paraeducators in Educational Settings and Paraeducators in the Schools, both published by Pro-ed, Austin, Texas.

Currently Gerlach is a professor in the School of Education and Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Washington (Seattle), University of Texas (Austin), University of Hawaii and Augustana College (Sioux Falls). He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the PLU Faculty Achievement Award and the PLU Teaching Excellence Award. Gerlach currently serves as a consultant to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board. He is also an educational consultant with Pacific Training Associates in Seattle, Washington and has served as consultant to several national organizations including the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the National Education Association (NEA), American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the IDEA Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), Recruiting Teachers, Inc., Boston, MA, and the National Directors of Special Education (NASDE).

Gerlach serves on the Editorial Boards of the Council for Exceptional Children (Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) and the Teacher Education Division (TED) and the Thompson Publishing Group, Title One Monitor.

His book Let’s Team Up! A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators and Principals is published by NPR, Inc.


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Aldrich, Seth Fisher, Douglas Laurent, Amy Radziewicz, Christine K.
Argiro, Sue French, Nancy K. Leverett, Larry Rieff, Henry B.
Ashcroft, Wendy Frey, Nancy Little, Mary Renzulli, Joseph
Barrett, Angel Friedlander, Brian S. Lopez, Estee Rief, Sandra
Barron, Tammy Friend, Marilyn Lott, Rufus Russo, Concetta
Bateman, David Gentry, Marcia Love, Nancy Love, Nancy
Sarathy, Padmaja Berkowitz, Marvin Gerlach, Kent Salovey, Peter
Beljung, Jaclyn Gerlach, Kent Martinez, Sylvia Sarathy, Padmaja
Berkowitz, Marvin Gibbon, Thomas Massie-Lambert, Schenike Schaffer, Gary
Besko-Maughan, Christine Hamblett, Elizabeth Mayer, John D. Shore, Kenneth
Brackett, Marc A. Hanson, Helene McAvoy, Elizabeth Spruill, Tony
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Broun, Leslie Heilbronner, Nancy Middendorf, Cindy Tenaglia, Phil
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Caton, Jennifer Hierck, Tom Norlander, Karen Tiegerman, Ellenmorris
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Cohen, Jonathan Hosaflook, Stephen Poole, Sharon Wright, Jim
Dean, Stacy Pellechia Karten, Toby
Delloso, Angela Kemp, Karen A.
DeRoche, Edward Keohane, Joyce
Dieker, Lisa King-Sears, Margaret
Ditrano, Christine Kluth, Paula
Dove, Maria Kolb-Quinn, AnneMarie
Dunkleblau, Ed Kotwicz, Kenneth
Elias, Maurice Kremenitzer, Janet Pickard


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National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides—the original laminated guides for educators. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 150 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, differentiated instruction, and more.

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