Kate Noble, Executive Director
Kate Noble is the Executive Director of Evanston CASE. She joined CASE in 2019 as a Parent Partners volunteer and as an Advocate in 2020. As a parent of two special needs children, Kate has experienced firsthand the challenges of the special education system. She believes that parents can often be the best advocates for their children. To this end, she co-founded the Parent Inclusion Group at Willard to support and educate families about the special education system. She later decided to formalize her talent for advocacy by obtaining the highest level of certification from the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPPA). As a graduate of COPAA’s Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) programs, Kate is fully prepared to advocate for her clients and the broader special education community. To help her clients keep up-to-date with information impacting their children, Kate participates in ongoing professional development related to special education law and instruction of children with disabilities.
Advocacy is Kate’s passion. In addition to zealously representing her clients, Kate educates families on how to become the strongest advocates for their children. Her goal is to empower and educate parents and families as they navigate the complex special education system.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University – Bloomington. She holds a certificate from COPAA and from the Master IEP Coach Program™.
Elizabeth S. Duquette, Associate Advocate
Elizabeth S. Duquette joined Evanston CASE in 2019 as a Parent Partners volunteer and in 2020 as an Associate Advocate. She works with CASE because she believes that all children are entitled to a fair shot at maximizing their potential. Elizabeth is committed to helping parents navigate the complicated path to find the right supports for their child. Her advocacy training is through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
Elizabeth comes from a teaching background. She currently teaches at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously she has taught at Northwestern University School of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law in London, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität-Frankfurt School of Law.
She studied at Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts), the University of Southern California Law Center (Juris Doctor), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Master of Laws).
Elizabeth is a lawyer, but she no longer practices law; rather, she is an Associate Advocate at CASE.
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