TranZed Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in Maryland and the District of Columbia, named Kathy Lane chief of educational services. In this role, Lane supports the development of TranZed Alliance’s special education programs and charter schools.
“Kathy’s reputation for being responsive, effective and collaborative precedes her,” said Andrew L. Ross, president and CEO of TranZed Alliance. “She brings three decades of experience and success working with challenging students and has the qualities needed to lead our educational services.”
Lane has 32 years of education experience focusing on students who face barriers to learning in public school systems. Lane held multiple positions with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, including executive director of alternative education, director of alternative education and safe schools, assistant principal of the Glendale Regional Program and specialist for programs and services for students with emotional disabilities in the Division of Special Education. She was also a special educator with Prince George’s County Public Schools.
In addition to her educational experience, Lane serves on the board of the Early Childhood Coalition of Anne Arundel County and the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. She is a member of the leadership teams at the Annapolis Collaborative for Change and Community of Hope Initiative.
Lane holds a master’s degree in psycho-education of the emotionally disturbed adolescent from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in special and elementary education from The Catholic University of America. She earned a Maryland State Department of Education certificate in administration and supervision from Bowie State University.
TranZed Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of TranZed Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools, TranZed Academy for Working Students, TranZed Apprenticeships Services, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, TranZed Institute, the National At-Risk Education Network, the TranZed Alliance Conference Center and The National Children’s Guild Fund. (www.childrensguild.org)