SFL Contributors

Kamna Seth

Senior Director, ECE Initiatives

Amy Josephson

Education Manager, ECE Initiatives

Mari Blaustein

Education Specialist, ECE Initiatives

Toni Cacace-Beshears

SFL Board Member

A. Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.

Director, K-12 Initiatives

Guest Contributors

Rochelle Pleasant

SFL ECE Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Thomas Nelson Community College

Diana Bermudez, Ph.D, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Consultant, Amare Counseling and Education

Navine Fortune Ed.D.

An Agent of Social Change, Member of The School Readiness Committee

Carrie Scruggs

SFL ECE Consultant

Rozemarijn Gesquiere

Language, Cultural and Character Education Teacher, Sunset Hills Montessori School

Tonia Durden Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor and Birth through 5 Program Coordinator, Georgia State University

Mira Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities Department, James Madison University

Rae Pica

Early Childhood Education Consultant, & Author

Mary Braxton

Early Childhood TA Specialist, Virginia Quality- Smart Beginnings of Rappahannock, VAAEYC Board member & SECA Rep

Rosemary Kendell, Ph.D.

Past President, Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC)

Tre Maxie

Director of External Engagement, Council for Professional Recognition

Stacey Park

SFL ECE Consultant; Instructor, Frostburg State University; Adjunct Instructor, Lord Fairfax Community College

Marsha Chan

Professor Emerita at Mission College in Santa Clara CA, an author and the publications director at Sunburst Media

Alan Guttman

Director of Early Childhood Policy & Systems, IDEALS Inst Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Lauren Small

Owner, Early Education Business Consultants, LLC

D. Reece Wilson, Ed.D.

SFL ECE Consultant; Dean's Leadership Team/Director, Young Children's Program; Associate Professor with Tenure, JMU

Christy John, Ph.D.

Infant & Toddler Specialist

Pat Carter

SFL ECE Consultant

Donna Patton

Expert in Human Resources and Staff Management, Member Smart Beginnings

MaryEllen Lyles

Regional Manager, Bright Horizons; SFL ECE Consultant

Julaine Rosner


Gauri Shirali-Deo

Special Ed Educator

Bev Schumacher

President, Learning Props, LLC.

Suad Hooper

Field Operations Manager, DLH Corporation

Sue Jurjevic

Senior Recreation Specialist with Manassas Park Community Center, VA

Nelly Martinez

Bilingual Parent Educator and Family Resource Coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Daryl Carter

Fatherhood Coach