Kim Bodensteiner is associate director of program development at the Buffett Institute. She joined the Institute in 2016 and works closely with Christine Maxwell, director of program development for the Institute, to design and facilitate state and local initiatives to build capacity for comprehensive, systemic approaches to early childhood education and services, birth through third grade. Bodensteiner brings more than 30 years of experience in education. She came to the Institute from Bellevue Public Schools, where she served as executive director of teaching and learning since 2012. She earlier spent 12 years in Lawrence (Kansas) Public Schools, first as an elementary school principal, then as chief academic officer responsible for all teaching and learning divisions in the school district. She also served in leadership roles at Three Lakes Educational Cooperative in Lyndon, Kansas, and in the Newton (Kansas) school district. Bodensteiner earned a bachelor of science degree in human development and elementary education from the University of Nebraska ̶ Lincoln, completed graduate work in child development at Iowa State University, and earned a master of science in special education from Pittsburg (Kansas) State University and an administrator certification from the University of Kansas.