Novak Educational Consulting is the premier organization for designing and delivering high-quality, evidence-based professional learning on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive practices, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based tiered interventions, and effective leadership practices. 

Our company has provided in-person professional learning, long-term implementation, and consulting in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and multi-tiered intervention systems in 25 states and eight countries to tens of thousands of educators and administrators and has worked with high profile clients such as the NASA Science Activation Team, the Gates Foundation, Harvard University, Los Angeles Unified School District, and WGBH.

Additionally, Novak Educational Consulting has worked directly with state departments of education in Ohio, Minnesota, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, and Massachusetts to provide professional learning on UDL, inclusive practices, and the development of research-based multi-tiered systems of support. We have also worked with the U.S. Department of Education Jobs for the Future (JFF) through the School Turaround Learning Community and with the Office of Special Education Programs.

With extensive experience working locally, nationally, and internationally in urban, suburban, and rural schools and districts, Novak and associates have helped to improve the outcomes of administrators, teaches, and students by designing professional learning and technical assistance in curriculum, instruction, and leadership support that is universally designed, evidence-based, customized, and ongoing. 

The Team

Dr. Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant and a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. Dr. Novak has 16 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and is the author of five published books, including the best-selling education book, UDL Now!. Katie designs and presents professional learning opportunities both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and universally designed leadership. Novak’s work has been highlighted in many
publications including Language Magazine, Motherly, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, AMLE Magazine, the Huffington Post, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.

Dr. Novak will be responsible for developing all module content and protocols for this project and providing review and recommendations based on data collected, allowing for the development of an MTSS and UDL Action Plan.

Lindie Johnson
Project Manager

Lindie Johnson is a 15-year veteran of business, analytics, and operations in the education industry. Throughout her career, she has played roles in marketing and business analytics, communications, design, and project management. Prior to joining Novak Educational Consulting, she served as the Director of Marketing for a non-profit quasi-public organization that provided low-cost education financing solutions, and free college planning and financial aid planning assistance to
community members.

Lindie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Novak Educational Consulting and oversees all project management, analytics, design, and, communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a graduate certificate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).