Libby Doggett

Strategic Change Leader, Early Learning

Libby Doggett is leveraging 40+ years of leadership and management skills honed through work in schools, Head Start, and childcare to improve the well-being of children in Texas. She serves on numerous national, state, and local boards that impact the quality of life of our nation's youngest children. While working in Washington DC, Doggett served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the US Department of Education. In that role Doggett provided early childhood expertise and policy guidance to the Secretary and served as the early learning liaison to the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal and state agencies. Prior to that, Doggett served as Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families and then worked at the National Head Start Association, directing a program to improve literacy in early learning classrooms across the country. Later Doggett led two national campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts: one to provide support to advocates in targeted states to build home visiting and parent support programs, and another to advance high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three-and four-year old’s in states across the country. Through its successes, Pre-K Now significantly increased the investments and number of children attending state supported pre-k. Doggett has three degrees from the University of Texas and lives in Austin with her husband Lloyd Doggett, and near their two daughters and four grandchildren.

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