Mary Beth Klotz

Director of IDEA Projects and Technical Assistance; Primary liaison, NASP/IDEA Partnership

Mary Beth Klotz has served as the National Association of School Psychologists’ (NASP) Director of IDEA Projects and Technical Assistance since 1999. She is NASP’s primary liaison for numerous coalitions and grant projects including, NCLD’s RTI Action Network, the National Center on Response to Intervention, the IDEA Partnership Project, the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring, and the Learning Disabilities Roundtable. In addition, Dr. Klotz has represented NASP on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities since 2001, and was elected chair of the NJCLD for 2006 though 2009. She coordinated the development and production of NASP’s award-winning, multi-media training resource, “Portraits of the Children: Culturally Competent Assessment” and developed the Culturally Competent Practice webpage on the NASP website. Dr. Klotz writes the “IDEA in Practice” column and numerous other articles for the Communiqué, NASP’s professional newspaper. She also develops fact sheets and informational resources for the NASP website and e-newsletters. Dr. Klotz presents a variety of IDEA related training sessions at NASP’s annual convention and summer institutes, as well as for other educational organizations.

Dr. Klotz is a nationally certified school psychologist and a certified special education teacher and administrator. Her previous work experience includes 15 years of direct service in public school settings in Maryland as a school psychologist and a special education teacher working with students with learning disabilities and emotional disorders. Dr. Klotz received her doctorate in special education with minors in psychology and counseling from the American University, Washington, D.C.

Talks Featured

Response to Intervention and IDEA - LD Identification in the RTI Instruction Model

February 28, 2008

Featured experts Dr. Mary Beth Klotz and Dr. Daryl Mellard will answer questions from parents and teachers about legislative requirements and best practices on how RTI can ensure accurate and timely LD identification.