Kimberly A. Green

For the past twenty years, Kimberly A. Green has worked extensively on federal policy impacting Career Technical Education (CTE). Working closely with Congress, the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders, she represents the interests of and seeks support for CTE. In addition to this policy work, Kimberly helped establish, implement and grow the national Career Cluster® Initiative, the Common Career Technical Core, the CTE: Learning that Works for America Campaign and the Career Readiness Partner Council – all of which are designed to build visibility and support for CTE, while also raising the bar for CTE by ensuring consistency in the delivery of high quality programs to students across the U.S. In 2013, Kimberly will focus on the alignment of state CTE standards to the Common Career Technical Core, the creation of professional development aligned to the book, The Career Pathways Effect: Linking Education and Economic Prosperity, published in October 2012 in partnership with CORD, the beginning of the reauthorization of the federal investment in Career Technical Education, as well as venturing into the use of social media to advance these causes.

Kimberly represents the state directors on a variety of boards and committees including the Manufacturing Skills Standards Leadership Council, the National Technical Honor Society, the Executive Committee of the National Career Academy Coalition, and the Technical Advisory Groups for Adult Career Pathways, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. She is also collaborating with the new National College and Career Readiness Center, the Great Teachers and Leaders Center and is partnering with multiple federally funded projects to expand the implementation of career pathways. She is an accomplished speaker, having presented in all 50 states and is considered a nationally recognized expert in CTE. With the support of Pell Grants and the federal work study program, she is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. A native of Buffalo, New York, Kimberly and her husband, Todd, reside in Rockville, Maryland.