Ochan Kusuma-Powell has been involved with Cognitive CoachingSM since the early 1990s. She received her Ed.D. from Columbia University and has developed and implemented inclusive special education programs in the United States, Indonesia, and Tanzania. Ochan has taught in both regular and special education programs and most recently taught at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Ochan is the author of Language and Learning Problems (1992) and a co-author of Count Me In! Developing Inclusive International Schools (2000). She is a trainer for the International Teacher Training Center and has presented numerous workshops, institutes and seminars for international school audiences on differentiation, various aspects of special education, learning styles, ESL and learning disabilities. Ochan also serves as adjunct faculty for the State University of New York at Buffalo.
At the present time, Ochan is Co-Director, together with her husband William Powell, of Education Across Frontiers, an organization dedicated to the professional development of international school teachers and administrators. Ochan and Bill are presently working on a book entitled Making the Difference: Differentiated Instruction in International Schools, which will be published in mid-2007.
Ochan and Bill share their time between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the French Pyrenees.
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