Tracy Merriman Jost

Tracy Merriman Jost

Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist

Tracy Merriman Jost is an Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. Previously, Ms. Jost worked as a Policy Advisor to NIEER on issues related to PreK and Effective State Offices of Early Learning and as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes where she co-lead CEELO’s Leadership Academy. Ms. Jost formerly worked at Maryland State Department of Education overseeing PreK Expansion Grants and Race to the Top Early Learning Challenging initiatives. She has owned and operated an accredited early learning center serving students 6 weeks-12 years of age for the past 15 years.

Ms. Jost holds a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Study in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on public policy.