Mandy Sorge serves as a policy analyst for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Education Division. Sorge focuses on early childhood education issues, from birth through third grade.
Prior to joining NGA, Sorge worked for the National Center on the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. In this role, she helped lead the internal evaluation of the center’s training and technical assistance, as well as writing and developing training materials and resources to support effective implementation of these grants. She began her career as an Early Childhood Educator working in Head Start, Early Head Start, and inclusive child care settings serving at-risk children ages 0-5. As an experienced educator, she served as a mentor for new teachers while at Educare in Washington, D.C. and Frank Porter Graham in Chapel Hill, NC.
Sorge holds a master's degree in Education Policy from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mandy originally hails from North Carolina.