Thompson Whaley, Kathy

Kathy Thompson Whaley

Kathy Thompson Whaley is a Technical Assistance Specialist for the Early Childhood TA Center (ECTA) and supports state Part C and Section 619 Coordinators in implementing the IDEA. She co-facilitates a national IDEA early childhood inclusion community of practice and co-coordinates the ECTA Inclusion TA Team and the National Inclusion Cohort Intensive TA initiative. She was one of the coordinators of the National Expanding Opportunities Interagency Inclusion Initiative from 2005 -2012 which provided extensive support to cross-sector state-level interagency teams. Additional content expertise in her portfolio includes her work as the early childhood transition issue specialist and personnel topic chair at the ECTA Center. 

Personal Information


Technical Assistance Specialist


Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)

Primary Role: 

Training/TA Provider/Consultant/Faculty

Primary Affiliation: 

Institute of Higher Education