Elizabeth "Luz" Kief is the Associate Director of Early Care and Education at Agenda for Children in New Orleans. She has over 27 years of experience in the Early Care and Education field including more than 10 years direct teaching experience in full inclusion preschool and self-contained early childhood special education classrooms. While working in a regional CCR&R in southwest Florida, Elizabeth held positions as a Resource and Referral Specialist, Infant/Toddler Specialist, Program Coordinator, and Assistant Education Director where she was responsible for supervision of directly operated early care and education sites and the development, provision, and/or facilitation of both community and regional training and technical assistance activities. She also has extensive experience with varied child and program assessments as a teacher, trainer, assessor and ERS Anchor. Elizabeth has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and has taken graduate level coursework in early childhood special education and general special education.