Educational Institutions

North East Association of Learning Specialists NEALS

The premier professional development resource empowering learning specialists in supporting all learners.

Rye, NH

Mission

Promoting professional development for learning specialists creating community through collaboration, support, and advocacy.

Ruling Year

2004

President

Susan Cole Ross

Main Address

333 West Rd

Rye, NH 03870 USA

Keywords

Education; Learning Specialists; Learning Differences; Learning Disabilities; Professional Development; Independent Schools; Advocacy

EIN

56-2450642

 Number

3999476368

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We are the largest networking resource for learning specialist in independent schools, providing professional development opportunities for learning specialists serving students with disabilities and those from underrepresented populations.

Our programs

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Where we work

Our Results

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim to be the premier professional development resource empowering learning specialists in supporting all learners.

We offer professional development and networking opportunities, which include, conferences with national speakers, networking, active member discussion pages, monthly newsletters, and peer reviewed professional development resources
for providing support for students with learning disabilities.

We bring together learning specialists, often isolated in their schools, to share information, mentoring, cutting edge resources, and connections with national speakers on the forefront of research into providing efficacious support for children with learning disabilities.

We have increased membership and outreach to include nearly 200 learning specialists from over 60 schools across seven states. We have successfully completed all of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 objectives of our 2016 strategic plan by improving governance, transparency, membership, services to members, communications, and professional development offerings.

We have provided professional development opportunities and networking for learning specialists in independent schools for over 20 years. In the spring of 2019 we will celebrate our 20th anniversary with a two day conference and gala honoring our memtors and a new generation of learning specialists!

External Reviews

Financials

North East Association of Learning Specialists NEALS

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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