Lee has had a 30+-year career in the field of early childhood education. She worked in day care centers, public and private schools as a teacher, staff developer, coach and literacy specialist. She had the opportunity to bring her literacy expertise to the Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Guam, Marshall Island, Palau), where she coached teachers and developed literacy curriculum. Lee spent two decades at the NYC Department of Employment, most recently managing UPK centers in Manhattan District 2.
Lee received her MS at Bank Street in 1991.