Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning
District of Columbia Office of the State Superitendent of Education
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Elizabeth Grokinski is the Assistant Superitendent of Early Learning for the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Prior to working with the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC), Groginsky served as Director of Early Childhood Education for United Way Worldwide. In this position, she provided direction and support to United Ways in the development of their local early childhood strategies and activities focused on impact and system improvement. Implementation of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a population-based measure of school readiness, is a foundational element of this work. Developed and used in Canada, Australia and part of the U.S., EDI allows communities to measure over time their collective impact on whole populations of children. Prior to joining United Way, Groginsky served as Colorado's Director of Head Start State Collaboration in Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien's office. In this capacity, she lead the effort to include early childhood education in the State's Race to the Top Application and co-chaired a cross sector P-3 Professional Development Task Force who developed a three-year plan to create a comprehensive professional development system for professionals working with children birth to grade 3 in Colorado. Her 16 years of experience in early childhood includes evaluation, administration and policy level work.

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