Kate Rogers, M.Ed has worked for over 30 years in many different roles and capacities in early education (e.g., center-based childcare, Head Start, home-visitor, classroom teacher, school district early childhood special educator, and supervisory union prekindergarten coordinator). In her current role at the Agency of Education (AOE), Kate leads the Early Education Team to support statewide compliance and implementation of Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten Education Law (Act 166) (PreK), IDEA Section 619 Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and Early Multi-Tiered System of Supports. Kate leads statewide PreK and ECSE training and technical assistance for school district administrators, early educators and early childhood special educators and community-based private prequalified PreK education programs. As team lead, Kate ensures that Vermont’s Universal Prekindergarten Education Accountability and Continuous Improvement System (ACIS) not only addresses compliance with ACT 166 requirements for over 400 public and private PreK programs but effectively balances the monitoring system with appropriate guidance, training and technical assistance to promote evidence based practices therefore reducing risk of program violation that result in corrective action. Since 2005, Kate has contributed to numerous grant related projects including previous State Personnel Development Grants, Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, and Preschool Development Expansion Grant. All grants supported infrastructure and systems building within the state’s early childhood arena. Highlights of this work include revision of the Vermont Early Learning Standards, new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (R4K!S), new Guiding Principles to support the Equitable and Full Inclusion of Each and Every Child and their Family, and establishing Early Multi-tiered System of Supports which was designed as innovation neutral to support, maintain and sustain implementation of practice to support social/emotional, early literacy and language, and mathematics skill and development. Kate collaborates with national leaders from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Program, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems, and the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovation (NCPMI). Kate represents the AOE on numerous state interagency and policy committees and is the Secretary of Education’s designee on Vermont’s Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council.