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

Debra Rodriguez


​Debra has over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She began her career offering in-home childcare in Montana in 1990 and opened her first childcare center two years later. During her time in the field, she worked in all roles from classroom teacher to administrator. She later went on to become co-owner and Executive Administrator of five successful centers in Alaska and held that position for 20 years. Debra currently sits on the board of The Association for Early Learning Leaders where she chairs the membership committee. Debra has a strong desire to help other professionals navigate through life and career transitions and is a valued member of the Seasonal Pathways family.

"Passionate about supporting Leaders in navigating through life and career transitions"  
Debra Rodriguez

Bobette Thompson

Emerging Leader Content Expert

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.

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