Kathy Hollowell-Makle is the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC). Prior to her role at DCAEYC, she was an early childhood educator for 22 years at DC Public Schools.

In 2013, Kathy Hollowell-Makle was named DC Public Schools Teacher of the year, Teach for America Excellent in Teaching Recipient, Congress Heights Association’s Outstanding Educator, DC Government’s Employee of the Year finalist and a 2014 State of The Union guest of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

Kathy Hollowell-Makle earned a bachelor of arts in African studies with a concentration in community involvement from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a master of teaching from Trinity Washington University in 2000.

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