Edith Thomas Harvey oversees a variety of grant programs, including Arts in Education, Women's Educational Equity, Close-Up, Reading is Fundamental, Excellence in Economic Education, and Education Through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO). Prior to her position within OII, she served as program officer in the Office of Migrant Education and as Branch Chief in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education where she was responsible for teacher quality, advanced placement, and equity programs. Before coming to the Department, she has held teaching and administration positions at various educational levels. She served as executive director of a Head Start program that served low-income children throughout the city of Washington, D.C. She also worked as program coordinator for the Lincoln (NE) Public Schools and program director for the Nebraska Department of Education where she developed state policy and trained school superintendents and administrators throughout the state on equal educational opportunity requirements, specifically Title IV, CRA and Title IX. Ms. Harvey has taught elementary and adult basic education for the Missouri Board of Education. She also has many years of experience working with at-risk, low-income populations and on areas relating to gender and race equity. Ms. Harvey has a Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Kansas State University and a Master's degree and post graduate work in education administration and supervision from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.