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Libbie Sonnier, Ph.D. 
Executive Director, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children

Libbie Sonnier, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children

Libbie Sonnier is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children where she leverages her nearly 20-year career supporting young children and their families. Recognized for her tenacity and deep commitment to children, Dr. Sonnier has led teams of individuals in system-wide initiatives for the betterment of children, families, caregivers, and practitioners. Her experiences conducting longitudinal and experimental research allow her to translate scientific findings into meaningful and practical policy implications that support better life outcomes for children. She is coauthor of multiple publications, technical reports, and training curricula.

Dr. Sonnier received a Doctor of Philosophy in human development from Virginia Tech, a Master of Education in early childhood intervention and family support services from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science in special education with an emphasis in early childhood intervention from the University of Southern Mississippi.