Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, a graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, and author of 8 books on inclusive practices, including best-selling UDL Now!, Innovate Inside the Box with George Couros, and Equity by Design with Mirko Chardin. Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), MTSS, inclusive practices, equity in education, and universally designed leadership. Katie lives in Groton, MA with her husband, Lon, and is the mom of four incredible humans. She is a lover of long-distance runs, dark chocolate, and red high heels.