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Anne Crylen

Anne E. Crylen, Ph.D. is a Fulbright Fellow and global educational leader. Her work has taken her to lead international schools in Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China, expand the International Baccalaureate in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and teach in Chicago Public Schools after leading a high-profile urban teacher residency program for Arne Duncan and Mayor Richard M. Daley. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, and worked at ABC Network News.  Dr. Crylen has published her research on school re-entry and the Return-to-Learn process for students following Traumatic Brain Injuries as well as the policy models shaping special education programs in developing countries. As a champion for students with disabilities, she continues her work on education equity through inquiry-based learning and teaching emphasizing student voice and ownership.

Dr. Crylen earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters in Special Education from the University of Washington, and completed a Masters of Public Administration, a Master of Education in Elementary Teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePaul University. ​