Bev Schumacher is an Early Childhood Consultant for the Source for Learning. Bev earned a BS in Home Economics Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has completed 9 Graduate level classes in Family Engagement and 12 Graduate Credits from varied universities in the United States. She brings practical knowledge to her training from over 35 years in the education field. Her passions are early learning and parent involvement. As President of Learning Props L.L.C she has created educational games and books focused on school-readiness and family engagement. She co-authored Menu For Successful Parent and Family Engagement, worked as parent involvement coordinator and researched best practices to involve parents. Currently, she also presents at conferences and offers consulting services.