Deborah A. Cate

Deborah A. Cate
Technical Assistance Specialist

Debbie Cate is a technical assistance (TA) specialist with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Her work within the Trohanis Technical Assistance Projects is with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the North Carolina Early Learning Network (NC ELN). Her current work supports states in their provision of early childhood special education services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), for children ages birth through grade three and their families. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing state systems and processes to provide effective IDEA preschool services, evaluating and monitoring state and local systems leading to improved results, defining and using state data to inform practice and process, and in strategic state planning to enhance comprehensive early childhood systems, all to support positive outcomes for young children and their families.

Areas of Expertise:
Early Intervention Programs and Services
Special Education
Technical Assistance
Early Childhood Policy
Assessment
Part B 619 Services
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• MS, Science, University of Tennessee