Joanne Hill Powell

Dr. Joanne Hill Powell is the Senior Director, Education Strategy & Market Development at CentralReach. Before joining CentralReach, Dr. Powell co-founded LiftEd and served as its Chief Data Scientist and Director of School Partnerships. At LiftEd, she worked alongside special and general education teachers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), engineers, and UX designers to develop an innovative, cloud-based software solution that helps therapists, educators and paraprofessionals collect IEP and behavioral data to improve educational outcomes. During her seven years at LiftEd, she grew the business exponentially and was instrumental in the merger between the two companies.

Dr. Powell is a teacher and a leader in the field of special education. As a previous school consultant and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Powell brings real-world experience and insight on best practices in schools. Dr. Powell holds a Doctorate in Special Education & Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, and received her undergraduate degree in early childhood and special education from the University of North Texas.

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