Kim Gregory holds a BA in Family Studies from Syracuse University and a MA in Early Childhood Education from Roosevelt University. She has over 25 years of experience in the field in various roles and positions including classroom teacher, center director, field site supervisor, trainer, and college faculty. She was the Early Childhood Development Program Head at Virginia Western Community College from January 2004 to May 2020 and the Director of the Davenport Institute for Early Childhood Education from 2018-2020. She is active in the early childhood community serving on various committees including Smart Beginnings, the Virginia Cross Sector for Professional Development, Head Start State Advisory Committee, and the State Leadership Team for the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning truly benefiting and enjoying the rewards of collaboration. She loves training, teaching early childhood professionals, and supporting teachers on their professional journey with a focus on high-quality early childhood programs. Her biggest reward is knowing that she makes both an impact on teachers of young children and the children and families in their classrooms.