Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources
Organization: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. In her role at NAEYC, Kathy manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and In both of these positions, Kathy worked closely with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Kathy was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. She has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University and lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.