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Nancy A. Madden

President and co-founder of the Success for All Foundation

Nancy A. Madden holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from American University in Washington D.C. She is currently professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education's Center for Research and Reform in Education and the University of York's Institute for Effective Education.

As president and CEO of the Success for All Foundation, she develops, researches and disseminates educational programmes to ensure that all students, irrespective of their background, achieve at the highest possible level. In the last 25 years, many US schools have used the programmes developed by the Success for All Foundation to improve educational success with cooperative learning teaching teams and comprehensive school reform programmes.

Dr Madden graduated from Reed College in 1973 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Education. From 1980 to 1998, she was a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk.

As an expert in literacy and educational instruction, she has written a large number of articles and books on cooperative learning, integration and education of disadvantaged students, including Effective Programs for Students at Risk (Allyn & Bacon, 1989) and Two Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2009). Her current research interests include practices to increase social-emotional learning and the use of interactive whiteboard technology and electronic response devices to increase student success.

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