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Amy McCart University of Kansas, USA

Amy McCart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute with Adjunct Faculty status in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Equity Leadership in High Need Schools research grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The focus of this work is to bring about equity in student outcomes by developing high quality, effective instructional leaders.  Dr. McCart is Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center, established in 2012 at the University of Kansas.  SWIFT is a national pre-K-12 research and technical assistance center designed to improve outcomes for all students, with emphasis on students of color and those with the most extensive need for support.  Dr. McCart leads an amazing team of technical assistance professionals in urban, rural and high need schools across the United States.  Dr. McCart learned much from her co-educators in her work on the ground in a number of urban school districts, including the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and the District of Columbia Public Schools.  Dr. McCart traveled to Ghana, Africa to support the Ministry of Education and continues their work in supporting all children.