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Faculty & Staff

Kathleen Morgan

Professional Education

Kathleen Morgan has been a special education teacher in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) since 1997. Her teaching experience is primarily in cluster programs for students with autism and mild/moderate disabilities. Morgan worked as a city-wide instructional coach for the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services for 10 years. In this role, she coached teachers at over 100 CPS schools in implementing evidence-based instructional strategies and behavioral supports for students with disabilities. She also created and provided district-wide training and professional development to paraprofessionals, teachers and parents.  In addition, Morgan worked on multiple assessment teams where she evaluated students for autism and created Individualized Education Plans for students who qualified for Special Education Services.

Morgan currently works as the Student Employment Coordinator at Ray Graham Training Center, a CPS Post-Secondary Transition Center for students with disabilities. As the Student Employment Coordinator, she spends a great deal of time in the community securing employment opportunities, conducting job observations, providing job coaching/on-the-job training for students and working with multiple community partners and agencies.

Morgan earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education at Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She most recently earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.

  • ED 401 Teaching the Special Child


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