NILD Executive Director, Dr. Kathleen Hopkins
Dr. Kathleen R. Hopkins has been professionally involved in the field of education for over 40 years. She received her doctorate in education from the College of William and Mary and since 1991 has been Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Development (www.nild.org) located in Chesapeake, VA. NILD is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build competence and confidence in those who desire to improve their ability to learn. Dr. Hopkins has presented courses and workshops for teachers nationally and internationally. Dr. Hopkins is also a certified instructor for Professor Reuven Feuerstein's Program of Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) completing studies in Israel and France. Her book, Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture (2010) provides teachers with tools to improve thinking skills by focusing on the nature of the learner in regard to intellectual capacity and functioning. Dr. Hopkins faculty in-services and workshops are designed to build cognitive competency in both teacher and learner.