Historically, we have not created pathways for research institutions to share critical information with current teachers or teachers in preparation. To begin to address this issue in Maryland, a new fellows program has been developed at KKI for aspiring leaders in special education. Our children with disabilities do not auger well in most academic situations and, as we disaggregate student achievement data each year, it is discouraging. This program provides the opportunity for experienced teachers to study for a year at KKI. These teachers gain a deep understanding of brain research, practice behavioral strategies, and develop ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom. At the end of the year, when these teachers return to schools or systems, they are fully qualified for leadership positions.