Libby Doggett


  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning

Libby Doggett is a consultant working to build public will to improve children’s readiness for kindergarten. From 2013 to 2017, Doggett served as the deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education, where she oversaw the Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge and the Preschool Development Grant program. In that role, Doggett provided expertise and policy guidance to the Secretary of Education and served as the department’s early learning liaison to the White House and other federal and state agencies. Before that,, Doggett worked at the Pew Charitable Trusts, directing its home visiting campaign and working with advocates in target states to build political and public understanding and support for data-driven investments that align with federal guidance. Doggett also previously directed Pre-K Now, a 10-year campaign to advance high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds. Doggett also worked for the National Head Start Association. She began her career as a bilingual first grade teacher at Ortega Elementary School in Austin, Texas, and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas in early childhood special education.