Bio: Ali began working with Head Start in August 2013. She holds a BS in Child Development and an MS in Special Education. She is currently working on a PhD in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University. Ali is originally from Kansas, moving to New Mexico three years ago with her husband who was stationed at White Sands Missile Range. She was a teacher of young children for 15 years before moving to New Mexico. She now enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others in the field.