Early Childhood Journeys

Highlighting the journey of early childhood educators and advocates through candid conversations.

Join host and a First Things First Champion for Young Children recipient, Marissa Calderón as she captures the journey of educators and advocates alike by highlighting their work through interviews and candid conversatio

Ep. 49 Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

Season 2, Ep. 49
Episode 49 is with the newly elected Superintendent of Arizona's Department of Education, Kathy Hoffman. With her historic electoral win, Marissa and Kathy discuss some of the past campaign rhetoric and the current legislative progress for education she's helped with. We get some additional information on the current education policy focus and what we may expect in the coming year. Superintendent Hoffman's personal background is also inspiring. Did you know Kathy's first job out of college was working for a preschool program? Get ready to learn more about this trilingual Speech Pathologist turned policy pusher and advocate for Arizona's children in this episode. Parents and teachers can begin to breathe a sigh of relief hearing how much her leadership is pushing for more evidenced-based progressive policies for Arizona's classrooms.To stay connected to the AZ Superintendent and her initiatives, please follow her on her official Facebook and Twitter accounts.Learn more about the Arizona Department of ED here. Connect with host, Marissa and the Early Childhood Journeys podcast at: earlychildhoodjourneys.comMusic track is called Lemon Tea from GYVUS provided by Chillhop Music, a platform dedicated to finding and sharing the best chilled hiphop, jazzhop and triphop music and connecting people.Used with permission and creative commons.More by Chillhop: - Weekend: on Spotify: