Kristie Kauerz joins SEHD faculty

University News – CU Denver Today

The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) announced that early learning specialist Kristie Kauerz, EdD, is joining the faculty and will bring the National P-3 Center to Colorado.Kauerz, currently a research assistant professor at the University of Washington, specializes in bridging the worlds of early childhood education and K-12 education through education reform, policy, research and practice. Kauerz has a deep history in Colorado having served as early childhood policy advisor to former Colorado governors Bill Ritter and Roy Romer and having held leadership roles developing infrastructure for the early childhood workforce in Colorado and the nation.Kristie Kauerz, EdD, joins School of Education & Human Development faculty as clinical associate professor“Kristie will bring her framework for creating alignment between ECE and K-12 education to Colorado. She will also add a critical policy perspective to the School’s Early Childhood Education curriculum in the EdD Leadership for Educational Equity program. Her work will enrich the broader community and move us closer to the goal of providing quality pre-Kindergarten education opportunities to all children throughout Colorado,” said CU Denver SEHD Dean Rebecca Kantor.Kauerz joins the university as a clinical associate professor in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies. Her scholarship will focus on ECE and K-12 policy development and systems alignment so that children have more seamless and supported early learning opportunities, from early childhood through elementary school.“I am eager to join the stellar team at CU Denver and to collaborate with faculty whose work is dedicated to improving the organizations and systems that support young children’s learning and development. I am also humbled and excited to ‘come home’ and re-join a deep and wide network of community leaders who are making Colorado a place where all children are valued, healthy and thriving,” said Kauerz.Kauerz is director and principal investigator of the …

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