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Lindy Crawford, PhD

Executive Director

Lindy Crawford, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Lee Pesky Learning Center. Having dedicated her professional career to helping improve the education and lives of students who learn differently, she has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, professor, administrator, and researcher. Lindy believes wholeheartedly that all children can learn and is honored to be leading a group of caring and committed professionals who share this belief.

Lindy spent the first eight years of her career as a special education teacher in Washington State, teaching elementary and middle school students with high-incidence disabilities. After earning her Ph.D. in special education at the University of Oregon, she worked as a university professor and administrator at the University of Oregon, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and TCU in Fort Worth, TX. Her research interests are diverse, including mathematical reasoning, students’ use of technology tools for learning, and assessment of students with disabilities. She has published in various journals, some of which include The Journal of Special Education, Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, Assessment for Effective Intervention, and the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Finally, providing time and expertise to the field of education has always been important to Lindy; for example, she served two terms on the Professional Advisory Board of the National Center on Learning Disabilities and more recently served as President of the Council for Learning Disabilities.

A native of the northwest with deep roots in Idaho, Lindy is excited to be leading LPLC’s mission to “work together with individuals, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning,” including intra-individual as well as systemic obstacles.

Lee Pesky Learning Center team member since 2020