As Project Director for the Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce initiative, Kacee leads the Early Childhood Workforce grants, providing technical assistance, and coordinating related state systems efforts. Kacee also supports other efforts in learning and development. Kacee previously served as Director of Professional Development and Communications for the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council, where she managed a variety of professional development opportunities and strategies for developing the early childhood workforce. Kacee also managed the T.E.A.C.H. program at Qualistar Colorado. She has spent the past 10 years coordinating professional development for early childhood educators as a credentialed Early Childhood Coach and Trainer.
Kacee earned a B.A. in communication from Missouri State University and an M.A. in international and intercultural communication from the University of Denver. She is also a graduate of Leadership Aurora, a 10-month community engagement program led by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Kacee enjoys exploring Colorado with her husband Chris and their young children, Knox and Lake. She spends much of her free time traveling, reading, and restoring vintage handbags.