If you’ve heard Vernon’s “story,” then you know he and his programs have bounced back from more crisis’ than most! From an inspector finding lead paint and giving him 30 days to relocate, payroll tax debt, a program destroyed by a hurricane, surviving the recession and an oatmeal fire, Vernon truly has seen it all. He says at one point it started feeling biblical and was waiting for the locust to arrive! Vernon will challenge you to think outside the box—challenge your preconceived beliefs about the EC world and challenge you to take bold steps to not only survive this crisis but begin to see it as an opportunity! In 2015, Vernon launched Directors Leadership Solutions out of his desire to make directors' path to success easier. He has been an early childhood administrator for over 24 years with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University.