Who is behind Seasonal Pathway and why should you trust them?

The Founding Team

The Founding Team for Seasonal Pathways has close to 100 years of ECE experience.  We've encountered and survived the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! The best thing about this team is that we are still learning and the team is continuing to grow.  Our content experts are increasing and we are always looking for guests from the field.  If you are interested in contributing, use the contact form and let's talk!

Robin Stephenson, M.Ed.

Founder & CEO

Robin’s professional experience includes serving as a teacher and administrator; executive program leader; vice president; college instructor; entrepreneur and business owner. Her training and support of staff and specifically, women in leadership reaches throughout the United States, Canada, England, Romania, Hungry, The Philippines, Hong Kong, South America, and South Africa. Over the past 30 years, Robin has served on the board of directors for three national educational organizations, including the Association of Early Learning Leaders (AELL). Her career leadership has contributed towards making a difference in the care and education of young children, and in the lives of those who serve them.​​

"It's not about being a "badass boss", it's all about leaving a legacy through meaningful and effective leadership." Robin Stephenson

Bobette Thompson

Chief People Officer

Bobette is President/CEO of Child Care Systems of America, Inc., an early education management and consulting company. In her 25 years in the industry, she has participated in the opening of 25 centers and consulted with numerous others. Bobette holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and CPA certification. She seeks to contribute to the industry by serving on state child and care committees and presenting at conferences. Bobette is past president of the Association for Early Learning Leaders. All company owned sites are accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.

Brandi Crawford-Lavoie

Advancing Leader SME

Brandi has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 28 years, and the last 18 years she has been serving in a Director role in both faith based and secular school programs in Central Florida. Brandi is also founder of Little Red Wagon Consulting where she mentors new directors, coaches, and conducts training for teachers and directors. Brandi has served on Early Education boards including Child Development Education Alliance and as Board President for the Association of Episcopal Schools of Central Florida. She feels blessed to be able to do work that she cares so deeply about.

Seasonal Pathway Content Expert Contributors

Donna Thornton-Roberts

Content Expert: Consultant Speaker Coach

 Donna K. Thornton-Roberts is a master facilitator, trainer and instructor of adult learners. She has been a national keynote speaker and inspirational teacher for early care and education since 1989. Having served as an adjunct professor at Radford (VA) University, an accreditation commissioner for the National Accreditation Commission and a contribution writer to the Association of Christian Schools International and Child Care Information Exchange, Donna delivers functional, timely and inspirational training, counseling and direction.
“My life’s mission is to add value and encouragement to childcare educators and to lift them to new heights of effectiveness.” – Donna Thornton-Roberts