Annual MLK Lecture Centered on Stories of Disabled Teachers

The 2024 MLK Jr. Lecture at GSEHD focused on the experiences of disabled teachers and the unique insights they bring to their students.

February 2, 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr | Graduate School of Education & Human Development  Annual Lecture | There's Power in Representation:  Stories of Disabled Teachers

The idea behind the phrase “representation matters” is that there is power in seeing others who share your identity and experiences platformed in positive and genuine ways.

That was the theme of the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at George Washington University, which focused on the experiences of disabled teachers.  

Elisabeth Kutscher, an assistant professor of special education and disability studies at GSEHD, worked on a study centered on disabled teachers together with research team members, Matthew Flanagan, Chloe Massey and Jennifer Lillis. A response to Kutscher’s talk was given by Elisabeth Rice, an associate professor of special education and disability studies.

Learn more about the study and recap of the lecture in the GW Today article >