Katy Gregg, President

Katy Gregg has been a GAEYC Board Member since 2014. In 2017, she worked alongside President Courtney May as President-Elect, learning about GAEYC, NAEYC, & SECA governance and leadership. Dr. Gregg is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Child and Family Development in the School of Human Ecology at Georgia Southern University. She teaches courses on Birth to Five Education, Child Development, Children with Disabilities, and supervises interns. She has served on the state Family Engagement Task Force and School Readiness in Georgia committee. Dr. Gregg researches, presents, and provides support on social emotional development, family involvement for diverse family needs, and inclusive early childhood education. Dr. Gregg 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. Her goals for GAEYC include creating stronger financial stability to be able to provide ongoing, high quality professional development across the state and continue to advocate for the profession of early childhood education and care.

Courtney May, Past 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.

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.

OPEN, Vice President for Program and Professional Development

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Barbara McWethy, NAEYC Representative

Barb McWethy is an Instructor and Program Coordinator of the Early Learning and Development Program at Mercer University. She has worked in Early Care and Education for over 30 years, with extensive classroom teaching experience as well as Program Management. She was the Literacy Specialist for Kalamazoo County Head Start, Kalamazoo Michigan, where she worked closely with classroom staff and parents to engage young children in positive literacy learning experiences. Barb also served as an Early Reading First Coach for an Early Childhood program in Cobb County as part of the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s education staff. She has served as an Early Learning Mentor Coach for Head Start Programs in both the Nashville, TN area as well as North Georgia. She has worked as a Trainer and Technical Assistance provider, supporting Early Care and Education staff in Professional Development and meeting Bright from the Start Requirements to enable them to apply for approval through the Quality Rated system. Most recently she is working on two Quality Initiatives with Bright from the Start centered around Professional Learning Communities, Coaching in Early Learning settings, and earned a certificate though the WIDA-Early Years focused on Dual Language Learners.