SFL Staff

Kamna Seth

Director, ECE Initiatives

Amy Josephson

Education Manager, ECE Initiatives

Toni Cacace-Beshears

SFL Board Member

A. Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.

Director, K-12 Initiatives

Guest Contributors

D. Reece Wilson Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education; James Madison University

Christy John, Ph.D.

Infant & Toddler Specialist

Lauren Small

Owner, Early Education Business Consultants, LLC

Carrie Scruggs

SFL ECE Consultant

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

Navine Fortune

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

Marsha Chan

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

Julaine Rosner


Gauri Shirali-Deo

Special Ed Educator

Bev Schumacher

President, Learning Props, LLC; SFL ECE Consultant

Suad Hooper

Head Start & Texas Home Visiting Programs Director at Community Action Inc. of Central Texas

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