Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Dr. Libby Doggett will be named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, effective August 26th.
In this role, Dr. Doggett will focus on the Obama Administration’s early learning agenda, which includes a $75 Billion proposal to make high-quality, full-day preschool available to all 4-year-olds from low- to moderate income families.
Dr. Doggett has been a leader in special education having worked at the Department in the mid-nineties, when she served as special assistant to the director of special education and executive director of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council. Additionally, Dr. Doggett previously served as the executive director of the Arc of Texas and founded and chaired the Disability Policy Consortium – a coalition of 20 Texas disability advocacy organizations. Most recently, Dr. Doggett directed the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, which partners with legislators and other leaders to promote effective state policies and investments in quality, home-based programs for vulnerable new and expectant families. Dr. Doggett holds a doctorate from the University of Texas in early childhood special education.
CEC congratulates Dr. Doggett on her appointment and looks forward to working collaboratively to ensure that the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families are recognized and addressed in the Administration’s early learning initiatives.
Read more here: www.ed.gov/early-learning