Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist
National Institute for Early Education Research
Kate is an Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist at NIEER, where she primarily coordinates projects focused on state and national policy analysis. Her current work includes collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data for the annual State of Preschool Yearbook report, coordinating activities and data collection for the Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER (ITC@NIEER), and conducting qualitative analysis examining effective state offices of early childhood education, among other projects. Prior to joining NIEER, she taught in the classroom for over five years and worked in education administration for children from birth to 2nd grade. In addition, she studied ECE in Denmark, curated media content for LeapFrog, and developed and implemented a constructivist curriculum for an enrichment program in Mumbai, India. Kate is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. She received her master’s degree from Tufts University in Applied Child Development and her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts, as well.