August 14, 2020
Samantha Kearney is a doctoral student in Education Policy. Prior to NCCF, Samantha was the Director of Professional Learning, Policy, and Implementation at the New York City Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education. Samantha earned a Master’s degree in Urban Education, Policy, and Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s degree in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Samantha’s current research interests include national and international early childhood education policy and early childhood workforce development, with a focus on leadership development and its impacts on early childhood program quality.