Location

Portland State University

Start Date

19-6-2018 10:45 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26500

Description

Over the past two years, senior leaders of Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning, Technical College System, and University System have developed a unique partnership to implement a statewide two-gen approach for state policy to better coordinate service delivery for student parents. This session will explore the tactics, strategies, and approach Georgia's state agency leadership have used to connect child and parent outcomes.

Kristin Bernhard- Kristin is the Deputy Commissioner for System Reform at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the state's stand-alone education agency for children from birth through age five. At DECAL, she leads the implementation of statewide strategies to improve the quality of early childhood education, deepen community engagement, and increase access to high quality child care. Prior to joining the team at DECAL in 2014, she served as Governor Nathan Deal's Education Policy Advisor and also worked in the policy office of Governor Sonny Perdue. An active community volunteer, Kristin also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Fund Foundation.A graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University's College of Law, Kristin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the inaugural class of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute. She resides in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.

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Jun 19th, 10:45 AM

Buidling a #2Gen Approach to State Policy: Georgia's Story

Portland State University

Over the past two years, senior leaders of Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning, Technical College System, and University System have developed a unique partnership to implement a statewide two-gen approach for state policy to better coordinate service delivery for student parents. This session will explore the tactics, strategies, and approach Georgia's state agency leadership have used to connect child and parent outcomes.

Kristin Bernhard- Kristin is the Deputy Commissioner for System Reform at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the state's stand-alone education agency for children from birth through age five. At DECAL, she leads the implementation of statewide strategies to improve the quality of early childhood education, deepen community engagement, and increase access to high quality child care. Prior to joining the team at DECAL in 2014, she served as Governor Nathan Deal's Education Policy Advisor and also worked in the policy office of Governor Sonny Perdue. An active community volunteer, Kristin also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Fund Foundation.A graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University's College of Law, Kristin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the inaugural class of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute. She resides in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.