Courtney May, President

courtney-mayCourtney May is the Director of the Suzuki School's new site at Ponce City Market. She has worked with children and families in a variety of capacities for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development, she began work at Quality Care for Children as an Early Care and Education Specialist. In 2006, she accepted a position at the Frazer Center as the Director of Child Development Programs and eventually Director of Programs. During her time working at the Frazer Center, she also earned a Master's Degree from Georgia State University in Early Childhood Special Education. She has two children and lives in Kirkwood.

Katy Gregg, President-Elect

Katy Gregg is an Assistant Professor in Child and Family Development in the School of Human Ecology at Georgia Southern University. She teaches courses on Birth to Five Education, Child Development and Children with Disabilities. Katy researches, presents, and provides support on social emotional development, family involvement for diverse family needs, and inclusive early childhood education. Katy has her PhD and Masters Degree from the University of Georgia in Child and Family Development, with an emphasis in Disability Studies and her BA in psychology/early intervention from Clemson University.

Stacy Schwartz, Vice President for Administration and Organizational Development

Stacy Schwartz is a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Georgia College and State University. She graduated from UGA in 2004 with a PhD. in Elementary Education. In addition to her work in GAEYC, she serves on the board of a local Montessori school.

Becky Olson, Vice President for Program and Professional Development

becky-olsonRebecca Olson is the Director of the D. Scott Hudgens Jr., Early Education Center at Gwinnett Technical College. Becky has been with Hudgens EEC since July of 2006. Prior to joining Gwinnett Tech, she had the pleasure of serving as the Director of the McPhaul Child Development Center at the University of Georgia. She attended the University of Illinois earning a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis on birth to three years. She is committed to increasing the quality and availability of early education centers for all children and families. She has been attracted to working for Centers connected to institutions of higher learning because of the impact well trained teachers have on the quality that is available in any given community.

Michelle Carter, Vice President for Public Policy and Information Awareness

Michelle Carter is the Executive Director of the Druid Hills Child Development Center. After earning her Bachelors of Social Work at the University of Georgia she began her career 20 years ago with a focus on supporting children and families working in public health and parent education. The link between family success and the health of communities drew her to the field of early care and education. She began managing a nonprofit child care program in 2001 and completed her Masters of Public Administration at Kennesaw State University with a focus on nonprofit administration. Through her career she taught college courses, provided professional development for both teachers and administrators in the field of early care and education and consulting and support to programs striving to improve their quality. She currently lives in Stone Mountain with her two children and husband.

Cindy Britt, Treasurer

Cindy BrittCindy Britt started her work with young children as a family care provider. Five years later she joined The Clifton School as a receptionist. Over the next 27 years she progressed from Business Manager to Administrative Director overseeing all business and financial aspects of two NAEYC-accredited locations and in 2013 moved to Site Director of The Clifton School – Clifton Site. She and her husband live in Jonesboro, where they can be close to their children and grandchildren.

Rosalind Johnson, Secretary

Rosalind Johnson is currently the Executive Director of the Jeannette Cathy Children’s Center. She has been the leader of this Bright Horizon’s client based mega center since 2012. In this capacity she leads and mentors over 82 staff serving upwards of 300 children. She led the center through their second NAEYC Accreditation process and strives to send the message of high quality learning as the stepping stone for children’s success. Rosalind has been in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, serving in a variety of roles and settings; from faith based care, to military family child care home provider, to small center owner, preschool teacher in corporate care, multi-site Director, District Manager and program support.

Prior to coming to Bright Horizons, Rosalind served as Program Manager for a state funded non-profit titled Smart Start. Working with community stakeholders through grant writing and direct service support, she provided grant oversight of much needed programs and initiatives; More at Four public pre-k, Raising A Reader literacy program, Darkness to Light to name a few. These partnership programs supported families from varied socio economic backgrounds. Rosalind also supported early childhood educators as an adjunct Professor at Caldwell Community College, teaching a Director’s Leadership course and providing technical assistance for childcare providers transitioning into the renowned 5 Star quality rated system.

Rosalind is an example of the passion and support that can come from a non-traditional candidate in the early childhood profession. She holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and started her leadership career as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. Rosalind’s philosophy is one of stewardship and heart when it comes to supporting working families, caring educators and her community. Rosalind has served on the board of the Kiwanis Club, participated in Bright Spaces and heads a food drive for a local Christian center. Rosalind is the single mother of 4 young adults.

Anita Dailey, SECA Representative

Anita Dailey has more than twenty years of experience working toward quality early care and education for young children. From working in child care centers to teaching at the collegiate level, she advocates for the best for children.

Nadia Jones, NAEYC Representative

As the Executive Director of The Atlanta First Day School, Nadia Jones and her teacher leaders work tirelessly to ensure that children in Atlanta and surrounding areas have access to quality early childhood education regardless of their zip code. She lives and breathes collaboration and truly enjoys serving children and families of all ages and walks of life. Whether she is leading a discussion with legislators, facilitating a family workshop, training teachers, conducting a board training or reading a book at circle time; her love, compassion and enthusiasm for this work never changes. Dr. Jones has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Community Services from East Caroline University, Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University, and a Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership from Clark Atlanta University.