Kary Zarate, Ph.D.
2023 Military-Connected Students Webinar Series Presenter
Kary Zarate, Ph.D., is a teaching assistant professor in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through her teaching and research, Kary’s work centers on improving educational outcomes for students with significant emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs through personnel preparation. This includes teaching pre-service educators to use evidence-based practices, methods in which to manage collaborative teams efficiently, and the training of special education paraprofessionals. Her research examines effective training frameworks for special education paraprofessionals so that outcomes for students are improved. Kary believes in breaking down barriers for all learners and works diligently to dismantle systems of oppression.