After spending the last ten years as a dean and Professor of Early Childhood Education, and the previous nine years as an Associate and Assistant Professor, my passion for serving vulnerable children and families has led me to found EdCauses, Inc (a non-profit organization) and EdCauses School and Community Innovations, LLC. (a for-profit entity). Through this mission-oriented work, my principal role is to develop strong school, university, community and business partnerships that improve outcomes for social and economically diverse young children and their families!

Over the last 20 years, I’ve collaborated with Pre-K-12 schools, universities and businesses to write federal, state and foundation grant proposals that sum over $7 million in funding to support vulnerable students, their teachers and families! As an Auburn alumni, I look forward to extending EdCauses’ grant writing, school improvement and university accreditation services to the entire Auburn Alumni family!