The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) is delighted to announce that Anna Lovejoy will be taking the position of State Liaison. Anna is a Montessori parent in Washington, DC, and an independent early childhood policy consultant. Her areas of expertise include state and federal policies that impact the well being of young children and their families. As the State Liaison, Anna will be coordinating with the AMI/USA and AMS representatives for the state advocacy groups nationwide and will work to connect these groups with each other and with MPPI. Prior to consulting, Ms. Lovejoy served as program director for early childhood at the National Governors Association (NGA) where she advised the nation’s governors and their policy staff to advance a comprehensive early childhood agenda. She also directed the gubernatorial Task Force on School Readiness and authored its final report, Building the Foundation for Bright Futures. Ms. Lovejoy also has extensive experience as a policy researcher, strategic consultant and grant writer for many national early childhood and education policy organizations including the Alliance for Early Success, Child Trends, the BUILD Initiative, the Center for Law and Social Policy and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds. She has a BA degree in politics from Princeton University. MPPI is thrilled to have Anna Lovejoy join its work—her knowledge and connections will be invaluable as it broadens its impact in Montessori advocacy across the country.