Kathi Gillaspy is the Director of Technical Assistance at AnLar, a D.C. based firm that provides research and policy analysis, technical assistance, and communications and IT development in the areas of education, human services, and management. Her work focuses on educational and policy programs for district, state, and national projects. She is an expert in early intervention and early childhood special education, long-term systems change, state early childhood systems, professional development, and data management systems. Ms. Gillaspy has facilitated numerous communities of practice and is currently working with the Division of Early Childhood’s (DEC) Community of Practice Committee to develop communities of practice within the organization. Ms. Gillaspy is a member of a Community of Practice Development Group, which supports the work of facilitators of communities of practice in early childhood. Ms. Gillaspy has worked at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and devoted 15 years to working directly with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families through Community Partnerships, Inc., a nonprofit serving individuals with disabilities.