Kathy Kinsner is Senior Manager of Parenting Resources at ZERO TO THREE.
Kathy is passionate about early literacy and equity and works wherever media and education intersect.
Kathy began her career as an elementary teacher and reading specialist, followed by more than a decade in children’s television production. As producer on PBS series Reading Rainbow, she received three Emmy Awards for best children’s series and an NAACP Image Award for the series’ first primetime special.
In 2016, Kathy joined the staff of ZERO TO THREE, where she collaborates on resources for parents and providers, including partnerships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, Head Start, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, and NAEYC. Kathy recently authored a series of seven workshops for grandparents who care for young children, and she is the ZERO TO THREE liaison to the newly-created Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network, a national technical assistance center. She is also a key collaborator on ZERO TO THREE’s Parenting for Social Justice resources.
Previously, she served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at non-profit Roads to Success, where she supervised the creation of a comprehensive college and careers program for grades 7 – 12.
Her freelance clients include McGraw-Hill, Teaching Tolerance/Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Fred Rogers Company. Her series of STEM lessons for the SPLC was a Revere Award finalist in 2017.
Kathy has two master’s degrees, one in the teaching of reading and one in television, radio, and film.
She is a proud winner of the New Yorker’s weekly caption contest. In 2022, she appeared in Butterfly in the Sky, a documentary film about the legacy of Reading Rainbow.