Kathleen Boundy


  • ESEA
  • Legal issues
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Kathleen Boundy has been co-director of the Center for Law and Education since 1990 and has worked as an attorney for CLE for more than 30 years. She has an extensive background in federal education policy, analysis and advocacy, and has participated in the reauthorization of both the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title I/No Child Left Behind Act. She has testified on multiple occasions before the U.S. Senate, HELP Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Policy, and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She was a member of the Validation Panel of the Joint Committee for Standards for Educational Evaluation in Kalamazoo, Mich., from 2000 to 2002. As counsel/co-counsel she has also represented students in challenging high-stakes testing and the denial of special education and related services. She has served as counsel for amici curiae, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Boundy is a graduate of Manhattanville College, Boston College Graduate School of Education and Northeastern University School of Law.