Dr. Kathryn Kigera is the director of quality initiatives in the Division of Early Learning at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In this role she currently oversees Capital Quality, DC’s Quality Rating and Improvement System; DC Child Care Connections, DC’s Child Care Resource and Referral service; the Quality Improvement Network, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership; Shared Services Business Alliance; research initiatives and workforce enhancement and innovation programs. She started her career in education conducting research on various grants focused on cultural and linguistic diversity and disability studies at The George Washington University and served as a program manager and interim director of out-of-school time programs with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Kathryn has led innovative research and program design over the course of her career and aims to positively impact child outcomes by providing comprehensive support services to the education community. Kathryn has a bachelor's and master's degree in political science, focused on international relations and comparative politics and a doctorate in cultural and linguistic diversity and disability studies.
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