My full name is Kenneth Craig Jones. While I am called Craig my email is firstname.lastname@example.org because of my first name. I came to Pensacola in 1990 expecting to stay for a few years. Well, over twenty-five years later the beauty of the area and the quality of the University are still keeping me here. My academic focus area is curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on the early years.
I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children in several capacities over the past twenty years. I am also very active in my local Chapter, Northwest Florida, and have served in almost all official roles. I also serve on the Escambia County Coalition Board, Chair the Board of the Educational Research for Child Development and am involved in many other community and advocacy groups for children and families.
What is your vision to help move FLAEYC forward in the next few years?
The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children has been the Voice of Florida’s Children and the premier membership organization for early childhood professionals for many years. As times change so do the needs of our members and the roles our association must fill. As we transition to the new NAEYC organizational structure we have the opportunity to continue our mission through a focus on local community organizing and the use of technologies. We will have even a more profound impact on the lives of children and families as well as on the decision makers that control resources and policies that affect us every day as we care for and educate future generations.
At Large Representative, 2016-2018